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Light Bulbs - LED

A light-emitting diode product (LED) made into a lamp for use in light fixtures.

Household Hazardous Waste

This item should never be put in a curbside bin. For more information visit our household hazardous waste page.

ED (or light-emitting diode) lights, which are highly energy efficient and increasing in use, do not contain mercury. However, these lights have been found to contain other toxic metals (e.g., copper, lead, nickel, and chromium) that are harmful to human health and the environment. Manage these lights as hazardous waste like CFLs and fluorescent tubes.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Drop-in Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Safe Disposal Drop-off for a Fee lamps & ballasts
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Drop-in Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Safe Disposal Drop-off for a Fee lamps & ballasts
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Drop-in Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Safe Disposal Drop-off for a Fee lamps & ballasts
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Unbroken lamps & ballasts
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Unbroken lamps & ballasts
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Unbroken lamps & ballasts
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Unbroken lamps & ballasts
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd.
(At the Fremont Transfer Station - follow the trucks)
Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off   lamps & ballasts
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off   lamps & ballasts
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off   lamps & ballasts
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off   lamps & ballasts
Brownies Hardware 1563 Polk St. San Francisco Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Some LED light bulbs contain toxic metals other than mercury and must be kept out of any of your three bins. There is a 5-light limit per trip.
BulbCycle 7700 Regents Road #113
Suite 547
San Diego Safe Disposal Mail-in for a Fee
Canyon Market 2815 Diamond St. San Francisco Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Some LED light bulbs contain toxic metals other than mercury and must be kept out of any of your three bins. There is a 5-light limit per trip.
Center Hardware 3003 3rd St San Francisco Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Some LED light bulbs contain toxic metals other than mercury and must be kept out of any of your three bins. There is a 5-light limit per trip.
Central Contra Costa HHW Collection Facility 4797 Imhoff Pl. Martinez Recycle Free Drop-off
Charity Cultural Services Center 731 Commercial St. San Francisco Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Some LED light bulbs contain toxic metals other than mercury and must be kept out of any of your three bins. There is a 5-light limit per trip.
City Lights 1585 Folsom St. San Francisco Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Some LED light bulbs contain toxic metals other than mercury and must be kept out of any of your three bins. There is a 5-light limit per trip.
City of Palo Alto Household Hazardous Waste Station Program 2501 Embarcadero Way Palo Alto Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Only 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per visit. Must be a Palo Alto resident, proof of residency is required.
Cliff's Variety 479 Castro St. San Francisco Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Some LED light bulbs contain toxic metals other than mercury and must be kept out of any of your three bins. There is a 5-light limit per trip.

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