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Fluorescent BulbFluorescent lighting contains mercury which is a hazardous material. It is illegal to throw out fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent bulbs, high-density discharge bulbs, metal halide bulbs, and sodium or neon bulbs.

NEVER throw your used fluorescent bulbs or tubes in the trash or recycling cart!

Do the Right Thing! 

Take bulbs and tubes to these retail locations: 
Limit: 10 bulbs or tubes per visit. Compact fluorescent bulbs and tubes up to 4 feet

 Ace Hardware

 855 Almar Avenue, Santa Cruz


 72 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos

 1214 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz
 Greenspace  719 Swift Street, Santa Cruz
 Home Depot  2600 41st Avenue, Soquel
 Hope Services  220 Lincoln Street, Santa Cruz - $1 per bulb or tube
 Illuminee  402 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz
 Orchard Supply Hardware  1601 41st Avenue, Capitola
 San Lorenzo Lumber  235 River Street, Santa Cruz
 2435 41st Avenue, Soquel
 Riverside Lighting  300 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz
 Scarborough Lumber  20 El Pueblo Road, Scotts Valley
 9470 Highway 9, Ben Lomond
 12990 Central Avenue, Boulder Creek












Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Sites 

 Resource Recovery Facility

 605 Dimeo Lane, Santa Cruz
 Buena Vista Landfill  1231 Buena Vista Drive, Watsonville
 Ben Lomond Transfer Station  9835 Newell Creek Road, Ben Lomond

Limit: 10 bulbs or tubes per visit. Tubes over 4 feet are not accepted at retail locations. City residents may take tubes over 4 feet to the Resource Recovery Facility at no charge.  Businesses must take used tubes to the Buena Vista Landfill.  There is a fee for recycling.  Fluorescent Tubes



Last updated: 6/16/2014 3:11:55 PM