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Fluorescent & LED Bulb Recycling In Pennsylvania

Why Recycle CFL & LED Bulbs in the State of Pennsylvania

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. 

According to the State of Pennsylvania https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Land/Waste/SolidWaste/HazardousWaste/UniversalWastes/Pages/default.aspx , “Universal wastes are certain hazardous wastes that are generated by a large cross section of the regulated community and include such wastes as batteries, pesticides, mercury containing equipment, lamps and aerosol cans:

  • Store unbroken waste lamps in closed, structurally sound packages marked with Universal Waste Lamps, Waste Lamps, or Used Lamps.
  • Maintain documentation, by either marking the date on which waste lamps were first placed into storage or any other method that clearly demonstrates the length of time the lamps have been stored, showing that the waste fluorescent lamps have not been stored for longer than one year.
  • Train employees in proper handling and emergency procedures.
  • Clean up broken lamps.
  • Ensure lamps are delivered to a facility that can recycle them, or to another facility authorized to receive the lamps.”
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At a glance:

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

Need Recycling Containers for Pennsylvania?

Where To Recycle CFL & LED Bulbs in Pennsylvania

Purchase one of our easy to use recycling kits! 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 Oregon. We provide recycling and disposal for Fluorescent lamps, bulbs, CFLs, and batteries from all the regions throughout the state.

Contact us at info@bulbcycle.com 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.

Pennsylvania is located in the Northeastern, Mid-Atlantic, and Great Lakes regions of the United States. It is bordered by Delaware to the southeast; Maryland to the south; West Virginia to the southwest; Ohio to the west; Lake Erie and Ontario, Canada to the northwest; New York to the north; and New Jersey to the east. It is the 6th-most populous state in the country.

Major companies headquartered here include: AmerisourceBergen (Chesterbrook); Comcast (Philadelphia); Rite Aid (Camp Hill); United States Steel Corporation (Pittsburgh); Lincoln National Corporation (Radnor); H.J. Heinz Company (Pittsburgh); GNC Holdings (Pittsburgh); Pep Boys (Philadelphia); Unisys (Blue Bell); American Eagle Outfitters (Pittsburg); Urban Outfitters (Philadelphia); and The Hershey Company (Hershey).


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.