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. 

How Does The Mail Back Recycling Kit program work:

1.  Our pre-paid recycling program is for lamps/bulbs, exit signs, ballasts, batteries, electronics and thermostats. Each kits 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 buy invoice with net payment terms and purchase orders please ask our representatives for our vendor program forms.


Orange County California State-Specific Universal Waste Regulations

At a glance:

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

Need Recycling Containers for California?


This page is dedicated to information about Orange County California. It includes information about state-specific universal waste regulations as well as a list of all of the cities and counties we service in the state.

Click here to read more on the CalRecycle site about universal waste.

Universal Waste in California – Department of Toxic Substances Control

According to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control:

Universal Waste is a universal problem.

Universal waste comes primarily from consumer products containing mercury, lead, cadmium and other substances that are hazardous to human health and the environment. These items cannot be discarded in household trash nor disposed of in landfills. Examples of universal waste are batteries, fluorescent tubes, and many electronic devices.

Here is a list of Universal waste:

  • Photovoltaic (PV) Modules
  • Batteries — Includes most household batteries, AAA, AA, C, D, button cell, 9-volt, and all others, both rechargeable and single use –Cadmium, Copper and (In older batteries) Mercury
  • Discarded Battery Management at Facilities Handling Solid Waste and Recyclable Materials
  • Cell Phones — Antimony , Arsenic, Beryllium, Cadmium, Copper, Lead, Nickel, Zinc
  • Electronic Waste and CRTs — Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, PCBs
  • Electronic Devices –Lead
  • Fluorescent Lamps — Mercury
  • Information on the Mercury Thermostat Collection Act of 2008
  • Mercury wastes like thermometers and toys — Mercury
  • Non-empty Aerosol Cans — Propane, Butane, Pesticides

California Law

According to Orange County California law, all fluorescent lamps and tubes are considered hazardous waste in California when they are discarded because they contain mercury. (Title 22, division 4.5, chapter 11, section 66261.50)

This includes:

Fluorescent lamps and tubes:

  • Fluorescent tubes, including low mercury tubes.
  • Compact fluorescents, including low mercury lamps.

High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps:

  • Metal halide lamps, such as floodlights for  large indoor and outdoor areas and gymnasiums.
  • Sodium lamps, such as those sometimes used as security lighting and outdoor floodlights.
  • Mercury vapor lamps, such as those sometimes used for street lighting.

All fluorescent lamps and tubes must be recycled, or taken to a household hazardous waste disposal facility, a universal waste handler (e.g., storage facility or broker), or an authorized recycling facility. (Title 22, division 4.5, chapter 23, section 66273.8) (The law requiring that fluorescent lamps be recycled or taken to a household hazardous waste disposal facility, a universal waste handler, or an authorized recycling facility has been in effect since February 9, 2006.)

See a list of all wastes banned from the trash.

When mercury-containing lamps or tubes are placed in the trash and collected for disposal, the lamps or tubes are broken and mercury is released to the environment. Mercury vapors from broken lamps or tubes can be absorbed through the lungs into the bloodstream. People who are particularly close to the breakage are especially at risk. Mercury from broken lamps and tubes can also be washed by rain water into waterways.

According to a report entitled Household Universal Waste Generation in California, August 2002, there were 15,555,556 fluorescent lamps sold in California in the year 2001. According to survey results published in the report, only 0.21% of these lamps were recycled.

Orange County California Lamp Recycling Locations

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 California. We support Fluorescent lamp recycling and disposal from all the regions throughout the state. These areas include: North California, Central California, Southeast California, and the Coast regions. Contact us at info@bulbcycle.com or Call us at (858) 412-6536 with any questions regarding recycling lamps or bulbs in your area.

Where to recycle dispose of lamps and Fluorescent light bulbs in Orange County California? We support Fluorescent lamp recycling and disposal for the following cities and counties in California.

Cities Serviced by BulbCycle in Orange County California

Orange County California  has many large businesses that recycling and dispose of their waste including

HomeSmart Evergreen Realty
New American Funding
Huntington Beach Union High School District
Experian North America
American Advisors Group
Silverado Senior Living
Amway | Nutrilite
Orange Coast Medical Center
First American
BEHRProcess Corp.
DHS USCIS California Service Center
MemorialCare Shared Services
St. Joseph Health
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
Santa Ana College
MemorialCare Medical Group
Marque Medical
Seven Gables Real Estate
Moulton Niguel Water District
Zillow Group
Roth Staffing Companies, L.P.
John Patterson’s OC Auto Team
Edward Jones
Freedom Village Continuing Care Retirement Community
CBE Office Solutions
Service Champions Heating & Air Conditioning
Optima Tax Relief
Glaukos Corporation
Sunwest Bank
Nations Direct Mortgage, LLC
Online Trading Academy
Main Electric Supply
Astronics Test Systems
Jones Lang LaSalle
Illuminate Education
Lexus of Westminster
Herbalife Innovtion and Manufacturing
Network Capital Funding Corporation
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
Hoag Orthopedic Institute, LLC
SoCal Office Technologies
Credit Union of Southern California
Össur Americas
Share Our Selves
Rosendin Electric
Panda Restaurant Group
Ferry International, LLC
Motive Lending
White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP
Advanced Management Company & R³ Construction Services, Inc.
Best Choice Products
Setschedule LLC
SureFire CPR
DEB Construction, LLC
American Income Life-Altig
Pacific Companies
PlanNet Consulting, LLC
Ytel, Inc.
Orion Lending
Fenix Consulting Group
Athens Administrators
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire
Lance, Soll & Lunghard, CPAs
W. L. Butler
Integrated Project Services, LLC
Seneca Family of Agencies
Essex Mortgage
CleanCut Technologies
Impact Marketing Specialists Inc.
Kagan Publishing & Professional Development
Blue-White Industries
H. Hendy Associates
Zumasys Inc
Pro-Dex, Inc.
Western Resources Title Company
Sourcing Solutions LLC
SCI Lighting Solutions
Orange County Rescue Mission
Momentum Group
Regents Capital Corporation
Kimco Staffing Services/KTimeHR
Edinger Medical Group
Driver SPG
Orion Risk Management
Voxx Analytics, LLC
AutoGravity Corporation
Everest Escrow
Paramount Residential Mortgage Group, Inc.
Southland Physical Therapy
Westcliff University
Visioneering Studios, Inc.
Mattson Resources
ProSport Physical Therapy, Inc.
Savills Studley
Sober Living By The Sea
Healthy Smiles for Kids of OC
LoanSnap, Inc
Parcel Pending
Medical Specialties Managers, Inc.
Love 2 Learn Consulting LLC
Smart Circle
Coury and Buehler PT
The Emazing Group: EmazingLights.com / iHeartRaves.com / INTOTHEAM.com
Insight Global
Eagle Home Mortgage, a Lennar Corporation
WAXIE Sanitary Supply
Unire Real Estate Group
Brown & Streza
MassMutual Pacific Coast
LCPtracker, Inc.
Boy Scouts of America
Golden Communications
Seabreeze Management Company, Inc.
Epicuren Discovery
CPS Insurance Services
CSA Group
Robert Half
On Target Solutions, LLC

Click here for more recycling information in California:


California is a very large state with 38 million people It is located on the West Coast of the United States and is bordered by Oregon to the north; Nevada and Arizona to the east; Mexico to the south; and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Many world-renowned companies reside in California: Chevron (San Ramon); Apple (Cupertino); Hewlett-Packard (Palo Alto); Wells Fargo (San Francisco); Google (Mountain View); The Walt Disney Company (Burbank); Safeway (Pleasanton); Ingram Micro (Santa Ana); Facebook (Menlo Park); eBay, Inc. (San Jose); Western Digital Corporation (Irvine); The Gap (San Francisco); Tesla Motors, Inc. (Palo Alto); Yahoo! Inc. (Sunnyvale); Intuit (Mountain View); Netflix (Los Gatos); Adobe Systems, Incorporated (San Jose); and more.