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Fluorescent Bulbs and Tubes

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fluorescent tubes 

Fluorescent bulbs and tubes contain mercury that can pollute the environment and contaminate groundwater. Broken tubes and bulbs in a trash can or dumpster can create clouds of mercury vapor that can linger around the area for hours, exposing anyone nearby to the harmful chemical. Information about what to do if a fluorescent bulb breaks.

CFLDisposal information for residents
The Yolo County Central Landfill will accept fluorescent bulbs and tubes from residents for free and safe disposal every day during normal operating hours. Residents of Yolo County can also bring fluorescent bulbs and tubes to the weekly Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days at the Yolo County Central Landfill, held every Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for free disposal.

Disposal information for businesses
Businesses can dispose of their fluorescent bulbs and tubes through the Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Program at the Yolo County Central Landfill or through a mail-back program.