Fluorescent lamps contain mercury, if broken; the mercury can dissipate into the environment. Mercury is a very toxic element that accumulates in body tissues. At certain levels, Mercury tends to adversely harm the nervous system particularly in children.
Florida law prohibits fluorescent lamps from being placed into the solid waste stream.
Fluorescent lamps also contain aluminum, glass and phosphorous, all of these items can be recycled. The City of Zephyrhills partners with Pasco County for fluorescent lamp recycling.
To properly dispose of your household generated fluorescent lamps, you can visit the:
Pasco County East Pasco Transfer Station 9626 Handcart Road Dade City, FL 33535 T: (352)521-0500
You can also recycle compact fluorescent lamps (CFL’S) at:
Lowes Home Improvement Home Depot 7921 Gall Blvd. 32715 Eiland Blvd. Zephyrhills, FL 33541 (813) 838-9000 Zephyrhills, FL 33542 (813) 788-1642
*Lowes also accepts 4’ fluorescent lamps. *Home Depot CFL’s only.
For any additional information, please call the Public Works Department at 813.780.0022