How to Recycle Lightbulbs in Texas

How to Recycle Lightbulbs in Texas

February 23, 2024 UER Team No Comments

Did your light bulb recently burn out? Properly disposing of light bulbs can be tricky, as they require special care for safe handling. Finding a convenient recycling drop-off spot may also prove to be a challenge.

Why Recycle Lightbulbs?

Some light bulbs contain mercury, a hazardous element that can pose risks to both health and the environment. Proper handling of mercury-containing bulbs is crucial to prevent any harmful effects. Avoiding tossing these bulbs in regular trash or recycling bins is essential as they can easily break, releasing toxic mercury into the air. This can endanger anyone involved in the disposal process, from household members to waste management workers.

Where to Recycle Lightbulbs in Dallas?

Local Recycling Options

For residents of Dallas-Fort Worth, United Electronic Recycling offers a convenient drop-off location in Coppell for recycling old lightbulbs. While there is a $1 recycling fee per lightbulb, there is no charge for recycling Christmas lights or LED bulbs.

Types of Lightbulbs We Accept

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In addition, we also accept the following light bulbs for recycling:

  • Incandescent bulbs
  • Christmas lights
  • LED lights
  • Pin bulbs
  • U-bend bulbs
  • Halogen/Flood
  • Projection
  • Neon Signs
  • Plastic coated/covered lamps
  • Ballasts


Drop off Location

505 Airline Dr. Coppell, Tx 75019

Hours for accepting drop-offs: 8:00am- 4:30pm Monday- Friday

Business and Commercial Light Bulb Recycling

Businesses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area can rely on United Electronic Recycling an R2v3 certified facility to handle the proper recycling of their office lightbulbs. Contact us to learn how UER can assist you with your electronic recycling needs.