Light Bulbs and Ballasts

Incandescent (filament type) and light emitting diode (LED) light bulbs contain no hazardous materials and should be disposed of in your regular garbage. 

Fluorescent bulbs/tubes including compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) contain the toxic metal mercury.  In addition, fluorescent light ballasts manufactured before 1980 may contain the toxic materials polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).  Click here to view options to manage Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) in York County.  There are several businesses in York County that accept fluorescent light bulbs/tubes and ballasts for recycling.  Below is a list of these facilities.  Before delivering any materials to the listed businesses, always call ahead to make sure they are still accepting the material you wish to dispose of and find out if there are any associated fees.

Fluorescent Lamps 8-2019