New Mexico

Fluorescent & LED Bulb Recycling In New Mexico

Why Recycle CFL & LED Bulbs in New Mexico

According to the State of New Mexico Waste Management Regulations, “Universal waste is defined as – specific, federally designated wastes falling under a streamlined system for management (includes: batteries, pesticides, Mercury-containing equipment, light bulbs).” No one in New Mexico is allowed to discard their fluorescent lamps and batteries as nonhazardous solid waste (as ordinary trash).”

Please Note:  If you are a residential customer and have less than 40 bulbs, contact your local city hall and ask if your city has drop off locations for its residents to dispose of light bulbs. 

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At a glance:

  • Recycling fluorescent lamps IS required by the State of New Mexico
  • Crushing fluorescent bulbs is NOT allowed in New Mexico
  • Pre-paid mail back recycling IS allowed in the state of New Mexico

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Where To Recycle CFL & LED Bulbs in New Mexico

Consumers can dispose of single bulbs at local recycling centers or at some big box retailers. BulbCycle offers an enterprise-focused solution for businesses for bulk disposal. At BulbCycle Light Bulb Recycling and Disposal, we work with government, private companies, hospitals, banks, retail stores, schools, and colleges throughout all of the state of New Mexico. We provide recycling and disposal for Fluorescent lamps, bulbs, CFLs, and batteries from all the regions throughout the state. Contact us at or call us at (858) 412-6536 with any questions regarding recycling lamps or bulbs in your area.

How BulbCycle’s Process Works

Fluorescent Bulb Recycling Kits

  1. Our pre-paid recycling program is for lamps/bulbs, exit signs, ballasts, batteries, electronics and thermostats. Each kit’s price includes a container, all shipping costs to the recycling center, recycling costs and a certificate of recycling. You should receive your container(s) in 3-8 business days or less once ordered. You have one year to return them to us. On the website businesses can choose which containers will best serve their needs. Containers are available for fluorescent lamps, CFLs, ballasts, batteries, electronics, and thermostats.
  2. Once the containers have been received a business can fill them up at their own pace. Each container is pre-printed with simple step-by-step instructions in both English and Spanish.
  3. When a container is filled and sealed, the business can call the FedEx phone number that comes on each box to schedule a pre-paid pickup from their location. The filled container will be delivered for recycling to one of BulbCycle’s permitted facilities located within the United States.

If you would like to pay by invoice with net payment terms and purchase orders please ask our representatives for our vendor program forms.

New Mexico has recycling education programs.

New Mexico is located in the West and Southwest regions of the United States. It is bordered by Oklahoma and Texas to the east; Chihuahua (Mexico), Texas, and Sonora (Mexico) to the south; Arizona to the west; and Colorado to the north. It also shares its northwestern corner with Utah.

Companies located in the state include: Todos Santos Chocolates (Santa Fe); Los Alamos Technical Associates (Los Alamos); K-Bob’s Steakhouse (Santa Fe); Flow Science, Inc. (Santa Fe); Figaro Systems (Santa Fe); Deep Web Technologies (Santa Fe); Allsup’s (Clovis); and Akal Security, Inc. (Espanola).

If you would like to pay by invoice with net payment terms and purchase orders please ask our representatives for our vendor program forms.

New Mexico has recycling education programs.


Thanks for the super quick delivery and great customer service. BulbCycle always comes through when we need them.

-Zachary H.

BulbCycle’s kits are easy to use and return shipping is included. What a deal!

-Bob C.

Fantastic customer service. Very easy for my crew to put the bulbs into the boxes when we’re uninstalling them.

-Pedro G.

Cities Serviced by BulbCycle in New Mexico:

Albuquerque Las Cruces Rio Rancho Santa Fe Roswell Farmington South Valley Clovis Hobbs Alamogordo Carlsbad Gallup Deming Los Lunas Chaparral Sunland Park Las Vegas Portales Los Alamos North Valley Artesia Lovington Silver City Española Anthony Grants Socorro Corrales Bernalillo Shiprock Bloomfield Ruidoso Kirtland Belen Raton Aztec Truth or Consequences Zuni Pueblo Eldorado at Santa Fe Los Ranchos de Albuquerque Lee Acres White Rock Taos Los Chaves Tucumcari Placitas Rio Communities Meadow Lake El Cerro Mission Santa Teresa Paradise Hills University Park Bosque Farms La Cienega Edgewood Peralta Milan Vado Sandia Heights Chimayo Holloman AFB Clayton El Cerro Eunice Santa Rosa Tularosa Ruidoso Downs Agua Fria Lordsburg West Hammond Dulce Ranchos de Taos Jarales Santo Domingo Pueblo San Felipe Pueblo Bayard Crownpoint Cannon AFB Mesilla Valencia Flora Vista San Ysidro Jal Moriarty Pojoaque Tome Thoreau Nambe Jemez Pueblo Arroyo Seco La Mesilla Questa Radium Springs La Luz Santa Clara Waterflow Columbus Upper Fruitland Estancia White Sands Hatch Navajo Boles Acres Las Maravillas Monterey Park Arenas Valley Capitan McIntosh Berino El Valle de Arroyo Seco Elephant Butte Loving Pecos Mescalero Black Rock Keeler Farm Hurley Dexter Spencerville Hagerman La Huerta Laguna Carnuel Skyline-Ganipa Angel Fire Doña Ana Sandia Knolls El Rancho Ponderosa Pine La Puebla San Miguel Ohkay Owingeh Taos Pueblo Texico Church Rock Mesquite La Union Alamo Atoka Sausal Twin Lakes Springer Logan Fort Sumner Chama Cimarron Santa Clara Pueblo Crystal Eagle Nest Reserve Maxwell Willard Jemez Springs Roy San Jon Elida San Ysidro Corona Virden Des Moines Dora Floyd Grady Hope Causey Mosquero Encino Taos Ski Valley House Folsom Grenville Counties Serviced by BulbCycle in New Mexico: Bernalillo Otero Quay Rio Arriba Roosevelt San Juan San Miguel Sandoval Santa Fe Sierra Socorro Taos Torrance Union Valencia