Thanksgiving Holiday Collection Delay

Garbage, recycling, and yard waste will not be collected on Thursday, Nov. 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular collection will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week, with Friday collection occurring on Saturday. Learn more >>


Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

Some local hardware/home improvement stores: Lowes, Menards. These locations do not typically accept ballasts. Call ahead to verify.


Light bulbs with hazardous materials are a regulated waste stream for businesses. Learn how to recycle them at your company.

Which Ones Do I Recycle?

Contains Mercury 

  • Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs, the swirl bulb)
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • High-intensity discharge (HID) lamps, includes:
    • metal halide
    • mercury vapor
    • high pressure sodium lamps 
    • some neon lights


These types of bulbs do not contain mercury or hazardous material and can be thrown in the garbage.

  • Halogen incandescent bulbs
  • Incandescent bulbs
  • LED Light Bulbs

LED (light emitting diodes) bulbs do not contain mercury or other hazardous chemicals. These are not accepted through most drop-off options listed above. It is recommended that you double-bag when you dispose of them. Our Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off does accept them and the material is recycled.