Compact Fluorescent Light (CFLs) bulbs can be recycled at Home Depot in Lihue
Fluorescent light tubes and Compact Fluorescent Light (CFLs) bulbs are
accepted at the County's semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection
Event. Go to the
Hazardous Waste webpage for the next Household Hazardous Event dates and locations!
If you need to dispose of your fluorescent tubes immediately, they must be
wrapped in newspaper and taped to avoid injury to refuse workers. Tubes
up to 3 feet in length can be disposed in your trash or at any
County Transfer Station. Tubes that exceed 3 feet must be deposited at the Lihue
Transfer Station or the Kekaha Landfill.
Businesses are required to manage your fluorescent light bulbs as universal
waste and either hire a hazardous waste company to accept the material, or send
the items back to the mainland manufacturer. For a list of haulers, visit the
State website at:
Hauler and Recyclers List (Hawaii.gov)
Universal Waste - Mercury (amalgam, switches, thermostats);
fluorescent, HID and other mercury containing light bulbs; batteries; computer
& TV monitors (see also Hazardous waste haulers above)
For more information, go to the HazardousWaste webpage.