Program for recycling of household mercury-added lamps
Maine law requires manufacturers of mercury-added lamps to provide residents with a free, convenient recycling program for household mercury-added lamps. These lamps include fluorescent tube bulbs, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), neon lights, black lights, ultraviolet (UV) lights, and high intensity discharge bulbs.
Opportunity for comment on Batteries Plus Bulbs proposed recycling plan for mercury-containing lamps.
Help ME Recycle is a map-based guide to find recycling locations for fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermostats and electronics. A printable list of retail and municipal locations offering free recycling of mercury-added (fluorescent) lamps (pdf format) is also available. Retail locations can recycle CFLs, and circuline, U-shaped and linear fluorescent bulbs up to 2' in length; municipal locations will recycle all types of fluorescent bulbs including linear bulbs up to 8' in length.
- Information for Municipalities and Retailers to sign up for manufacturers' mercury-added lamp recycling program (off-site)
- Maine manufacturer responsibility law for mercury-added lamps (off-site)