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Mercury Lights Program

With the new LightRecycle Washington program, Washington residents and businesses can now recycle fluorescent lights and other mercury-containing lights, up to 10 lights per day for free, at hundreds of locations across the state. To find a site near you, go to Recycling mercury-containing lights is important to protect our health and the health of our environment.
  • Mercury is a toxic metal that accumulates in our bodies and the environment.
  • When mercury-containing lights are broken, mercury is released into the environment.
  • Use of mercury-containing lights is increasing, because they are energy efficient.
  • A safe way to collect and recycle these lights is needed.


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