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Department of Solid Waste Management

Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling Program


Ocean County operates a Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling Program at the Northern and Southern Recycling Centers. This program accepts 4-foot, 6-foot and 8-foot fluorescent lamps as well as U-shaped, circular and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).

Fluorescent bulbs and other bulbs that contain Mercury , please do NOT dispose of them in regular household trash. Bring them to our facilities, recycling prevents the release of mercury into the environment.

Broken fluorescent lamps are not accepted. Click Here to view the Environmental Protection Agency's guidelines for proper and safe steps to take in order to cleanup and dispose of broken fluorescent bulbs.

Bring up to 5 bulbs or lamps per day to our Recycling Centers between 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

- Northern Recycling center located at 601 New Hampshire Avenue, Lakewood, NJ Drop off at building 68.
- Southern Recycling Center located at 379 Haywood Road, Manahawkin, NJ 08050 Drop off at building 105.



There is no cost to the resident for this service.

The drop off at the county's Recycling Centers is for RESIDENTS ONLY.

Did you know? Lowes and Home Depot have designated bins to recycle CFL bulbs at their stores.

Access here our list of Accepted Special Waste - Recycling Drop Off Program