Fluorescent Bulb Recycling

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 and u shaped bulbs for recycling, free of charge.  Please refer to specific town information for dates, times and locations. 

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.

Municipal Fluorescent Bulb Recycling Programs

Berkeley Heights: Residents can bring their fluorescent tubes to the Berkeley Heights DPW located at 101 Columbus Avenue, Monday thru Friday, between 8am and 2pm.

Clark:  Residents can bring their fluorescent tubes to the Clark DPW yard on the last Saturday of the month from 9 am to 1pm. 

Cranford: 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:  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: Fanwood residents can drop off covered fluorescent bulbs at the Fanwood DPW located at 1 Manfra Way, on the first Saturday of each month from 8 am to 11 am.

Linden: 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 on the first and third Saturday from 9am – 1pm.

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

Roselle: 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