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.
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)