Compact Fluorescent Light (CFLs) bulbs can be recycled at Home Depot in Lihue (632-2740).
Fluorescent tubes are accepted at the County’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event. Call 241-4841 to be notified of the next event.
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 O‘ahu based haulers that manage this material, visit the state website at: http://hawaii.gov/health/environmental/waste/sw/waste/p2wastemin/pdf/haulers2012.pdf