Did you know that some light bulbs contain mercury, a chemical element that can be hazardous to your health and the environment?
Fluorescent bulbs (which can include the tubes that light up your garage, compact fluorescent bulbs, HID lamps, bug zappers, black lights, and neon lights) contain small amounts of mercury and require care when disposing of them—especially if they are broken.
TCEQ highly recommends recycling household fluorescent bulbs. But where can you recycle them? You can reference this list of Texas HHW Programs to find your local Household Hazardous Waste collection. Check the collection’s website or call ahead to confirm that they accept fluorescent bulbs.