Fluorescent Bulbs

One of the main benefits of fluorescent lighting is the associated energy savings. A fluorescent lamp normally offers a 25-35% savings in energy use compared to an incandesant bulb, according to the US Department of Energy

Another benefit of fluorescent bulbs is their increased life span. On average a traditional incandescent bulb may last between 800 to 1,500 hours. However, fluorescent lamps may last up to 10,000 hours or more. 

Unfortunatly Flourescent Tubes and Compact Fluorescent Bulbs contain small amounts of Mercury, Mercury is banned from trash or recycling. The HWMA Fluorescent Bulb Recycling Program allows residents to drop off of up to 10 home-generated fluorescent bulbs for free at several conveniant locations around the county.

Businesses can make an appointment to dispose of fluorescent tubes and bulbs by calling the Hazardous Waste Hotline at (707) 441-2005:

 

Home-Generated Fluorescent Bulb Recycling Drop-Off Locations
Eureka
Hours: 
Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Currently open!
Hours: 
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Currently closed
Hours: 
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm By Appointment
Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm First Saturday of the Month
Sunday: Closed
Currently closed
Redwood Coast Energy Authority
517 5th Street
Eureka
(707) 269-1700
Pierson's Building Center
4100 Broadway
Eureka
(707) 441-2700
Shafer's Ace Hardware
2760 E Street
Eureka
(707) 442-5734
Shafer's Ace Hardware
2520 Harris St
Eureka
(707) 798-6041
Arcata
Hensel's Ace Hardware
884 9th St
Arcata
(707) 822-2965
Sunny Brae Ace Hardware
86 Sunny Brae Center
Arcata
(707) 822-7009
Northern Humboldt
Murphy's Market
1 Main St
Trinidad
(707) 677-3643
McKinlieyville Ace Hardware
2197 Central Ave
McKinleyville
(707) 839-1587
Southern Humboldt
Redway True Value
100 Murrish Lane
Redway
(707) 923-4200
Scotia True Value Hardware
115 Main St
Scotia
(707) 764-1780
Valley Lumber
657 Shaw St
Ferndale
(707) 786-4011
Willow Creek
Willow Creek Ace Hardware
39168 Hwy 299
Willow Creek
(530) 629-2425