LED, Incandescent, and Halogen Bulbs
LED, Incandescent, and Halogen bulbs are not considered hazardous and can be disposed of in the trash or taken to a Batteries Plus Bulbs store for recycling.
Fluorescent Tubes and Bulbs
Fluorescent tubes and bulbs contain mercury, which is a hazardous material, and must be disposed properly. Do NOT place fluorescent bulbs or tubes in your trash or recycling bins. Check with retail stores e.g. Batteries Plus Bulbs and Lowes to see if they currently accept these. Call to confirm - as retailers frequently change and update their policies or have policies that vary from store to store, we always recommend contacting a private retailer ahead of time for information on recycling fluorescent light bulbs/tubes.
To learn more about fluorescent bulbs and mercury, please check the Energy Star FAQ page. To clean up broken CFLs, click here.
BUSINESSES are required by law to recycle these items.
Holiday String Lights
Do NOT place string lights in your curbside recycling bin.
Safe Disposal Sites:
Allied Resource Recovery
1001 Tesch Ct., Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186
W227N6225 Sussex Rd., Door #12, Sussex, WI 53089
Due to COVID-19, hours and operations may have changed. Please check with each business or municipality prior to bringing items for disposal.
No endorsement of any business is intended.
Fees may apply.
There are no publicly-owned landfills in Waukesha County.
Please contact us if you own a business that would like to be included on this page as a resource.
We reserve the right to only list businesses that meet our program criteria.