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Fluorescent tube bulbs are the long, cylindrical glass tubes you see in overhead lights, but also come in circular and U-shaped fluorescent tubes.
Compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs are easily identified by their hallmark curlicue design.
These light bulbs contain a small amount of mercury and CANNOT safely be thrown in the trash. Please bring your fluorescent tubes and CFLs to these locations for proper recycling (fees may apply):
Batteries Plus & Bulbs101 Carmichael RoadHudson, WI715-808-8424
Doyle’s Farm & Home Ace Hardware560 Deere DriveNew Richmond, WI715-246-6184
E-Cycling900 Industrial StreetHudson, WI715-381-5900
Gregerson’s Ace Hardware880 Cedar StreetBaldwin, WI715-684-3246
Home Depot2330 Crestview DriveHudson, WI715-531-1416CFLs only
Logistics Recycling Inc.Somerset, WI920-456-0336
St. Croix Electric Cooperative1925 Ridgeway StreetHammond, WI715-796-7000
Fluorescent light bulbs may also be brought to the St. Croix County Clean Sweep Hazardous Waste Collection for free. This event is held once a year in the fall.
Incandescent, Halogen and LED or Light-Emitting Diode light bulbs do not contain hazardous chemicals, so it is safe to dispose of them in the trash. However, they do contain some recyclable components and can also be brought to the locations above.
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