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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
Financial District Ace Hardware 140 Pine 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.
Fredericksen Hardware 3029 Fillmore 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 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.
G Mazzei & Son Hardware 5166 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, 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.
Golden City Building Supply 1279 Pacific 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.
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.
Great Wall Hardware 1821 Taraval 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.
Handy Handyman Ace Hardware 2075 Market 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.
Duke's Hardware (2526 Noriega) 2526 Noriega 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.
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.
Revolt Recycling 657 143rd Ave San Leandro Safe Disposal Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee lamps and ballasts.

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