Recycling and Disposal of CFL Bulbs in Maryland

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Due to the mercury content of CFL (compact fluorescent lamps) bulbs the Maryland Department of the Environment urges consumers to recycle or dispose of these bulbs in a safe manner. If you cannot recycle Maryland allows consumers to dispose of CFL bulbs household trash. The following is a list of county and commercial locations that accept CFL bulbs for recycling or disposal as Household Hazardous Waste.

County

Allegany County

Allegany County accepts CFL bulbs for recycling at their electronics collection recycling events. See the date and location of their next recycling event here.

Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel County accepts CFL bulbs for disposal at their Household Hazardous Waste drop-off days. See the schedule here,

Baltimore City

Baltimore City does not accepts CFL bulbs (the do accept fluorescent tubes). No website. See the Commercial section below for commercial locations in these counties that accept CFL bulbs.

Baltimore County

Baltimore County accepts CFL bulbs for disposal at the Spring and Fall Household Hazardous Waste collection events or at the Eastern Landfill from April to November. See locations and times here.

Calvert County

Calvert County accepts CFL bulbs for recycling at the Mt. Hope, Huntingtown, Barstow, Ball Road and Appeal landfill sites. See locations here.

Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties

These counties are served by the Midshore Regional Recycling Program. They do NOT accept CFL bulbs. See this fact sheet for acceptable items. See the Commercial section below for commercial locations in these counties that accept CFL bulbs.

Carroll County

Carroll County may accept CFL bulbs for disposal at their Household Hazardous Waste collection day. No regular recycling program. No website.

Cecil County

Cecil County accepts CFL bulbs for recycling at Central Landfill, Stemmers Run Transfer Station and Woodlawn Transfer Station. See details here.

Charles County

Charles County does NOT accept CFL bulbs for recycling or disposal. Current recycling schedule here. See the Commercial section below for commercial locations in these counties that accept CFL bulbs.

Dorchester County

Dorchester County does NOT accept CFL bulbs for recycling. See the Commercial section below for commercial locations in these counties that accept CFL bulbs.

Frederick County

Frederick County accepts CFL bulbs for recycling at Household Hazardous Waster collection events. See dates and locations here.

Garrett County

Garrett County doe NOT accept CFL bulbs for recycling or hazardous waste disposal. See acceptable items here. See the Commercial section below for commercial locations in these counties that accept CFL bulbs.

Harford County

Harford County does not accept CFL bulbs for recycling or hazardous waste disposal. See acceptable items at the bottom of this page. See the Commercial section below for commercial locations in these counties that accept CFL bulbs.

Howard County

Howard County accepts CFL bulbs for disposal as Household Hazardous Waste at the Alpha Ridge Landfill. This type of waste accepted on Saturdays from April to November. See details here.

Montgomery County

Montgomery County accepts CFL bulbs for recycling/disposal at either Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events or at the Solid Waste Transfer Station. See details here.

Prince George’s County

Likely Page BreakPrince George’s County accepts CFL bulbs for disposal as Household Hazardous Waste at the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill. See details here. Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling guide found here.

St. Mary’s County

St. Mary’s County accepts CFL bulbs for recycling at any of the six convenience centers. See details here.

Somerset County

Somerset County does NOT accept CFL bulbs for recycling or disposal as Household Hazardous Waste. See the Commercial section below for commercial locations in these counties that accept CFL bulbs.

Washington County

Washington County does NOT accept CFL bulbs for recycling or disposal as Household Hazardous Waste. See the Commercial section below for commercial locations in these counties that accept CFL bulbs.

Wicomico County

Wicomico County does NOT accept CFL bulbs for recycling or disposal as Household Hazardous Waste. See the Commercial section below for commercial locations in these counties that accept CFL bulbs.

Worcester County

Worcester County does NOT accept CFL bulbs for recycling or disposal as Household Hazardous Waste. See the Commercial section below for commercial locations in these counties that accept CFL bulbs.

Commercial

Home Depot

Bring any unbroken CFL bulb for recycling to your local Home Depot and give it to an associate at the Returns counter. See store locator here.

Mom’s Organic Market

Mom’s Organic Market accepts CFL bulbs for recycling. See locations here.

The Maryland Department of the Environment lists additional commercial firms which recycle CFL bulbs here.

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