Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulbs and Tubes

It is illegal to dispose of fluorescent light bulbs and tubes in the trash!
 This includes fluorescent tubes, Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs, metal halide lamps, and sodium vapor lamps.

Fluorescent bulbs and tubes contain mercury and become hazardous waste when they are discarded.  Mercury poses especially serious hazards to pregnant women and small children.  

Click here for information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about what to do if a Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulb or fluorescent tube breaks in your home.

La Cañada Flintridge residents have several options for properly disposing of Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs and fluorescent tubes:
  1. Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events in Los Angeles County
    Weekly Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events are held throughout Los Angeles County.  Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs and fluorescent tubes are accepted at these events.  Please click here for information regarding material types, amounts accepted, and locations.

  2. Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers Near La Cañada Flintridge

     EAST SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
    11025 Randall St. 
    Sun Valley, CA 91352


    Businesses and organizations that are Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators may use this center by appointment only on the fourth Wednesday of the month.  Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-98-TOXIC (1-800-988-6942)

    LOS ANGELES-GLENDALE TREATMENT PLANT 
    4600 Colorado Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90039

    Hours of Operation (Both Sites): 
    Saturdays & Sundays 
    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
     For information regarding material types and amounts accepted, please visit the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation website.

    Not available to businesses or organizations.

    Waste collection is suspended during rain. 

    For more information, please call 
    (800) 98-TOXIC (800-988-6942)