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Disposing of Your CFL Bulbs

In some areas of the state, consumers are able to recycle hazardous waste, which includes compact fluorescent light bulbs. These bulbs contain trace amounts of mercury and should be recycled properly when possible. Some of the companies listed below allow recycling free of charge, while others charge a small handling fee.

Retail Sites

Home Depot
Ace Hardware
True Value Hardware

Central Ohio

Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio
4239 London-Groveport Road
Grove City, Ohio 43123
(614) 871-5100

Delaware/Knox/Marion/Morrow Solid Waste Management
222 West Center Street
Marion, Ohio 43302-3646
(740) 223-4150

Northeast Ohio

North Central Ohio Solid Waste District
815 Shawnee Road, Suite D
Lima, Ohio 45805
(800) 553-6763

Ashland County Solid Waste District
1270 Middle Rowsburg Road
Ashland, Ohio 44805
(419) 289-7382

Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District
4750 East 131st Street
Garfield Heights, Ohio 44105
(216) 443-3749

Erie County Solid Waste District
554 River Road
P.O. Box 469
Huron, OH 44839

Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District
5138 Enterprise Blvd.
Warren, Ohio 44481
(800) 707-2673

Fluorescent Recycling Inc. (fee based)
9214 Reno Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44105
(216) 341-1500

Northwest Ohio

Hancock County Solid Waste Management District
300 S. Main Street
Findlay, Ohio 45840
(419) 424-7210

Environmental Recycling (fee based)
527 E. Woodland Circle,
P.O. Box 167
Bowling Green, OH 43402
(800) 284-9107

Heritage Environmental Services (fee based)
5451 Enterprise Blvd.
Toledo, OH 43612
(419) 729-1321

Southeast Ohio

Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District
515 Main Street
Caldwell, Ohio 43724-9124
(800) 860-8103

Southwest Ohio

Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District
250 William Howard Taft Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
(513) 946-7766

Montgomery County Solid Waste District
2550 Sandridge Drive
Dayton, Ohio 45439
(937) 225-4999

Special Waste Systems, Inc. (fee based)
849 Scholz Drive
Vandalia, OH 45377
(866) 669-9800

USA Lamp & Ballast Recycling, Inc. (fee based)
7806 Anthony Wayne Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45216
(800) 778-6645


If you don't see CFL recycling information specific to your area check the Organization of Solid Waste Districts of Ohio or for special collections events or recycling centers near you.

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