UV Lights

(Last Updated: 1/16/2019)

Hazardous Waste. Free Drop-Off Recycling. Ultraviolet (UV) light bulbs (black lights) contain mercury, which is hazardous to human and environmental health. Do not put them in the garbage.

How can you tell if your lamps contain mercury and needs to be recycled? Look for the "Hg" symbol (the symbol for mercury) on the base of the lamp or on the packaging.

Information listed here is for HOUSEHOLD ITEMS ONLY. View business, non-profit, and agency information.

Recycle UV lights and other mercury bulbs for free. Drop off mercury-containing lights (up to 10 at a time) at one of 7 approved drop-off sites in Kitsap County and Belfair! Visit the LightRecycle WA website to find the nearest location to you. 

Mercury is a potent neurotoxin. Washington State law requires that all mercury-containing lights be recycled to prevent mercury from entering the environment and threatening human health. Although a single fluorescent light contains a very small amount of mercury, millions of these lights are sold every year in Washington State.