Fluorescent Lamp Recycling


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) 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 only.

 For any additional information, please call the Public Works Department at 813.780.0022