The Macomb County Health Department accepts mercury-containing fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps from Macomb County residents through the Household Hazard Waste collection. The mercury in the lamps is recovered and recycled which prevents it from ending up in landfills.
For collection dates, times and locations click here.
What is a Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL)?
Mercury in Fluorescent Lighting
When replacing fluorescent lamps look for lamps that contain low amounts of mercury. These lamps will be marked with a green tip or labeled as "low mercury".
Clean-up of Broken Compact Fluorescent Lights
Information on broken compact fluorescents can be found at ww.epa.gov/mercury/spills/index.htm and at www.michigan.gov
For information on disposal of compact fluorescent bulbs click here for the household hazard waste collection schedule to view collection dates, times and locations.
If you have any questions, call us at 586-469-5236, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or
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