Fluorescent Bulbs are accepted for recycling at all of Union County’s Household Hazardous Waste days.  In an effort to make recycling easier and more convenient, Union County is now offering fluorescent bulb recycling at municipal convenient centers.  The following municipalities are now accepting 4’ and 8’ fluorescent bulbs for recycling, free of charge.  Please refer to specific town information for dates, times and locations.

Free recycling of 4′ and 8′ tubes is also available at many municipal drop off locations.

Propane tanks are accepted. Propane only! No oxygen, helium or foam insulation tanks accepted.\

The maximum number of bulbs that can be dropped off is twelve (12).  No broken bulbs will be accepted.  No businesses or public entities are permitted to participate in these programs. Businesses should refer to list of commercial fluorescent bulb recyclers below.

Municipal Fluorescent Bulb Recycling Programs

Residents can bring their e-waste to the Clark DPW yard on the last Saturday of the month from 9 am to 1pm.  Dates for 2014:  January 25, February 22, March 29, April 26, May CLOSED, June 28, July 26, August 30, August 27, October 25

Union County residents can drop off fluorescent bulbs at the Cranford Conservation Center located at 210 Birchwood Avenue anytime the center is open. Please check the website, for exact days and hours of operation. Permits are not required to drop off bulbs.

Elizabeth residents can bring fluorescent bulbs to the Elizabeth Recycling Center, 523 Trenton Avenue, 7 days a week.  Monday- Friday 8 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 4 pm.

Fanwood residents ONLY can drop off fluorescent bulbs at the Recycling Center located at 536 North Avenue, on the first Saturday of each month from 8 am to 11 am.

Residents can drop off fluorescent bulbs at the Garwood Public Works Yard located at 15 South Avenue, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Linden residents can drop off fluorescent bulbs at the Recycling Center located at 2 Donaldson Place.   Hours are Monday-Friday 7 am – 3pm and Saturdays from 8 am to 2 pm.

New Providence
New Providence residents can drop off fluorescent bulbs at the DPW located at 29 Park Place. First and Third Saturday from 9am to 1 pm.

Rahway has curbside collection of fluorescent bulbs.  Residents must call 732-827-2159 to schedule an appointment.  Schedule can be downloaded from their website,

Residents can drop off fluorescent bulbs at the Roselle DPW Yard, located at 1121 Chandler Avenue. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday between 7:30 am and 2 pm.

Corporate Programs

Commercial businesses and institutions can call a private vendor to recycle their fluorescent bulb. Companies listed below are for reference purposes only and is not meant to reflect all companies.

AERC Recycling
2591 Mitchell Ave.
Allenton, PA

Bethlehem Lamp Recycling
935 Bethlehem Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Clean Venture/CycleChem
217 South First Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07206


National Bulb Recycling, Inc.
P.O. box 127
Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717

Veolia Environmental Services
1453 Pinewood Street
Rahway, NJ 07065