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Fluorescent Bulb Recycling and Proper Disposal Locations
serving Stockton, Tracy, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop, Escalon and San Joaquin County

 

How do I recycle or properly dispose of...

PLEASE DO NOT PLACE THESE ITEMS IN THE GARBAGE!

All fluorescent lamps and tubes are considered hazardous waste in California when they are discarded because they contain mercury, a highly toxic heavy metal.  Mercury vapors from broken bulbs can be absorbed through the lungs into the bloodstream, released to the environment, and washed into waterways.  Mercury-containing bulbs include: compact fluorescent lamps, or CFLs, (including “low-mercury” lamps) and fluorescent tubes; as well as High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps, including metal halide lamps (sometimes used as floodlights for large indoor and outdoor areas), sodium lamps (sometimes used for security lighting and outdoor floodlights), and mercury vapor lamps (sometimes used for street lighting).  All fluorescent lamps and tubes must be recycled, or taken to a household hazardous waste facility, a universal waste handler, or an authorized recycling facility for proper disposal.

There is NO COST for San Joaquin County residents to drop off these materials at the HHW Facility for proper disposal. 

PLEASE DO NOT PLACE THESE ITEMS IN THE GARBAGE!

Where Can I Take Them for Proper Disposal?

Residents
Residents of San Joaquin County can utilize the following resources to properly dispose of fluorescent lamps and bulbs:

San Joaquin Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Fluorescent bulbs are accepted for free from residents of San Joaquin County at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility  located near the Stockton Airport.  Click the HHW link below for more information.

County-Sponsored Events
San Joaquin County Sponsored Events are available for residents to recycle fluorescent lamps and bulbs.  Click the County-Sponsored Events link below for more information.


Retailers and Other Locations
There are many retailers that are accepting compact fluorescent lamps and bulbs for recycling including Home Depot locations and some Walmarts.  Because this list is so varied and is constantly changing, please go to www.earth911.com and look up these locations by zip code to find the participating retailer near you.  Remember, it's always a good idea to call first to get the details on quantities, packaging etc.

Businesses
Businesses can utilize the following resources to properly dispose of fluorescent lamps and bulbs:

San Joaquin Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Small businesses can dispose of fluorescent bulbs at the San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste Facility (HHW) for a fee.  Conditions apply, for details click the Small Business HHW link or Small Business HHW Brochure link below.

Below is a list of local disposal sites and recycling centers for this material in the San Joaquin County area.  This list is provided for informational purposes only.  We suggest that you call the location for more information and details prior to delivering materials.

Proper Disposal & Recycling Locations:

Escalon

San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste
Consolidation Facility

7850 R. A. Bridgeford Street
Stockton, CA 95206
(209) 468-3066

Lathrop

San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste
Consolidation Facility

7850 R. A. Bridgeford Street
Stockton, CA 95206
(209) 468-3066

Lodi

Lowes
1389 S. Lower Sacramento Road
Lodi, CA 95242
(209) 339-2600

San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste
Consolidation Facility

7850 R. A. Bridgeford Street
Stockton, CA 95206
(209) 468-3066
North County Recycling Center
& Sanitary Landfill

17720 E. Harney Lane
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 887-3868

 

Manteca

Home Depot
250 Commerce Avenue
Manteca, CA 95336
(209) 825-9139

Call for details.

San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste
Consolidation Facility

7850 R. A. Bridgeford Street
Stockton, CA 95206
(209) 468-3066
Lovelace Materials Recovery Facility
& Transfer Station

2323 E. Lovelace Road
Manteca, CA 95336
(209) 982-5770

 

Ripon

San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste
Consolidation Facility

7850 R. A. Bridgeford Street
Stockton, CA 95206
(209) 468-3066

 

Stockton

Home Depot
5010 Feather River Drive
Stockton, CA 95219
(209) 474-8285

Call for details.

Lowes
10342 Trinity Parkway
Stockton, CA 95219
(209) 513-9843

Call for details.

Lowes
3645 E. Hammer lane
Stockton, CA 95212
(209) 956-7200

Call for details.

Home Depot
3818 East Hammer Lane
Stockton, CA 95212
(209) 476-9600


Call for details.

San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste
Consolidation Facility

7850 R. A. Bridgeford Street
Stockton, CA 95206
(209) 468-3066

 

Tracy

Home Depot
2461 Naglee Road
Tracy, CA 95304
(209) 834-8975

Call for details.

San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste
Consolidation Facility

7850 R. A. Bridgeford Street
Stockton, CA 95206

(209) 468-3066

Household Hazardous Waste
Facility

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Brochure
Small Business
HHW

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Collection Events

Small Business
HHW Brochure
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List of Products
Containing Mercury

If your business takes this material free of charge and you would like to be added to this list, call (209) 468-3066


San Joaquin County Department of Public Works
Solid Waste Division

 

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