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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
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Safe Disposal Free Drop-off HHW drop off - residents only. No broken items!
Recology SF Business Haz. Waste Drop-Off (VSQG Program) 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Safe Disposal Drop-off for a Fee Some LED light bulbs contain toxic metals other than mercury and must be kept out of any of your three bins.SF businesses only - Appointment only - call 415-3301425 for more info
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.
Revolt Recycling 657 143rd Ave San Leandro Safe Disposal Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee lamps and ballasts.
Roberts Hardware 1629 Haight 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.
Cole Hardware 70 4th 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,.
Standard 5&10 Ace Hardware 3545 California 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.
SF Hardware 512 Divisadero 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.
Cole Hardware 956 Cole 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.
Cole Hardware (Rockridge) 5533 College Ave Oakland Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Non-working small bulbs. 5 bulb limit per day (any combination of light bulb types).
Republic Services, Inc. Mail Back Service 42600 Boyce Rd Fremont Safe Disposal Mail-in for a Fee
Standard Plumbing 144 Clement 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.
Soko Hardware 1698 Post 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.
Cole Hardware 2254 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.

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