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Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling
Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and fluorescent tube, circle, and u-style light bulbs can be 75% more efficient compared to the more traditional options.  However, fluorescent bulbs contain mercury in order to achieve efficiency. Mercury is hazardous to health and our environment.  Any mercury containing bulb, designated by the symbol (Hg), MUST be recycled to reduce mercury exposure.  

Pasco County offers lamp recycling service for free to residents. Our facilities can only accept fluorescent light bulbs from households. The following retailers also offer CFL recycling for their residential customers: Batteries+Bulbs, Home Depot, and Lowes. (Please check with your location for fees and availability before taking in your CLFs.) 

Florida law prohibits businesses that generate fluorescent light bulbs from placing these bulbs in the trash.

(Note: Incandescent and halogen bulbs can be placed directly into your household trash.)

 Fluorescent Bulb Recycling

In 2016, Pasco County recycled 13,242 pounds of mercury containing lamps, of which the aluminum, glass, mercury and phosphorous elements can be re-used in the remanufacturing of new products. 

Removing mercury from the solid waste stream is critical. Drop-off locations are located in the Household Hazardous Waste section at the Resource Recovery Class III Landfill and the East Pasco Transfer Station. Please be sure to recycle your CFLs and fluorescent tube bulbs. Thank you.

West Pasco Class III Landfill
14606 Hays Rd.
Spring Hill, FL 34610
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  East Pasco Transfer Station
9626 Handcart Rd.
Dade City, FL 33535
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Facility hours are Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m.- 5 p.m,. with the exception of observed County holidays. 

For additional information please call Pasco County Utilities at:
(813) 929-2755 ext.  6894.