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Omaha Recycling Guide

Fluorescent Tubes

Not Accepted, Alternative Options Available

LB Flourescent Tube

CAUTION: Household Hazardous Waste

DO NOT place this item in a City of Omaha curbside recycling cart or drop-off site container. Intact fluorescent bulbs and tubes that are not broken are considered Household Hazardous Waste and require special handling.

  • Take intact fluorescent bulbs to the City's special waste facility, UnderTheSink, or an alternative location listed below
  • If your fluorescent bulb is broken, it can be placed in the garbage

UnderTheSink accepts unwanted chemicals and special waste from households in Douglas and Sarpy Counties. More information and a list of items accepted at this facility can be found at this link:

LB Flourescent Tube

Where Else Could It Go?

Batteries Plus Bulbs accepts all types of light bulbs for recycling. Fees may apply and will vary based on bulb type and store location.

Lowe's Home Improvement and The Home Depot accept Fluorescent bulbs at special, in-store collection receptacles.

Motherboard offers a residential pickup service for CFL and Fluorescent bulbs. Fees may apply.

Always call ahead to confirm whether your item can be accepted.

Batteries + Bulbs Lowe's Motherboard The Home Depot

Did You Know

Fluorescent Bulbs and Tubes contain mercury, which is considered a household hazardous waste and should be handled with caution. The Environmental Protection Agency offers recommendations for how to safely clean up broken Fluorescent Tube or other mercury-containing bulbs.

EPA Clean Up Tips