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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
J & J Hardware 929 Geneva Ave. 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.
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.
Papenhausen Hardware 32 West Portal Ave. San Francisco Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Limit of 5 bulbs per trip
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.
Progress Hardware 724 Irving 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.
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.
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Facility 501 Tunnel Ave. 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.Proof of San Francisco residency required to use HHWCF
Cole Hardware 345 9th 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.
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
Cole Hardware, Vallejo St. 627 Vallejo 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.
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.
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.
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.
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,.
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.
Glen Park Hardware 685 Chenery 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 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.
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.

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