Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Never throw Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) or any fluorescent bulb in the garbage. They contain a small amount of mercury, which will contaminate the landfill and seep into the soil. From there, it can contaminate food or water supplies.

Livingston's Annual Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Events accept the following fluorescent bulbs:

  • 4- and 2-foot bulbs
  • U-shape
  • Round
  • CFL

CFLs can also be taken to the Essex County Household Hazardous Waste collection events in the spring and fall.