Fluorescent Lights

Lewis County offers a recycling program for fluorescent lights and high intensity discharge lights.

To find out more information regarding Light-Cycle Washington click this link. https://ecology.wa.gov/Waste-Toxics/Reducing-recycling-waste/Mercury-lights

The County offers two collection sites for residential customers:

  • Hazo Hut at Central Transfer Station
    • 1411 South Tower Avenue, Centralia.
    • Fluorescent and high intensity discharge lights
    • Every Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the first and third Saturday of the month
    • No more than 10 bulbs per household per visit
    • If you have more than 10 bulbs, please call 360-740-1221 to make an appointment
    • Light Cycle Washington allows for a resident or business to drop off up to 10 mercury-containing lights for free when the Hazo Hut is open in Centralia or during regular hours in Morton. After the first 10 lights, the following charges apply:
      • $1.00 per pound
      • Specialty light: $2.50 each

  • East Lewis County Transfer Station
    • 6745 US Hwy 12, Morton
    • Call 360-740-1221 regarding hours and times

To find out more information regarding Light-Cycle Washington click this link. https://ecology.wa.gov/Waste-Toxics/Reducing-recycling-waste/Mercury-lights

Please do not bring incandescent lights. These should be thrown away with your garbage.

When you break a fluorescent light:

  • Open the windows and leave the room for 15 minutes.
  • Return to the room with a plastic ziplock bag, tape and a wet sponge
  • Use the tape to pick up the broken pieces. Place the broken pieces in the bag.
  • Use more tape to pickup the dust. Do not use a vacuum. Place the tape in the bag.
  • Use a wet sponge to clean the area. Place the sponge in a bag.
  • Take the bags to the Hazo Hut for proper disposal. See the Hazo Hut pages for hours and location.

For more information, please call the Hazardous Waste Program Coordinator at 360-740-1221.