Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Though all fluorescent bulbs contain mercury, their use is encouraged because they are highly energy efficient. Mercury is a naturally occurring element that can be toxic to humans, wildlife and can pollute our environment. Be aware of fish consumption advisories, call 1-866-9MERCURY for details.
Clean up broken bulbs, then place in a plastic bag. For long tubes, do not tape together and try to bring in a cardboard box.
- Accepted at the Recycling Center during open hours (Tuesdays & Thursdays 4pm-7:30pm and Saturdays 9am-4pm). We accept all fluorescent bulbs including CFLs, U-tubes, circular and long tubes.
- Accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste collections.
- Accepted at these local stores:
Dickson Brothers, 26 Brattle St, 617.876.6760
Inman Square Hardware, 1337 Cambridge St, 617.491.3405
Masse Hardware, 249 Walden St, 617.876.4755
Pills Hardware, 743 Massachusetts Ave 617.876.8310
Tags Ace Hardware, 26 White Street, 617.868.7711
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Dept of Public Works
147 Hampshire St
Hours of Service
Recycling Center Hours
Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00pm-7:30pm
Ms. Randi Mail
Director of Recycling
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