Light Bulb Recycling

There are three main types of light bulbs and they can't always be recycled at the same place.

Incandescent light bulbs are the oldest type and do not contain any hazardous materials, therefore you can use incandescent light bulbs for a variety of arts and craft projects!

Fluorescent light bulbs come in multiple varieties from long 4-8 foot tubes to compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs). Fluorescent tubes and CFL bulbs have toxic mercury in them so they must be recycled properly. Please do not put fluorescent light bulbs in the trash and especially do not put them in your residential recycling! 

Light emitting diode (LED) bulbs are the newest type of light bulb on the market. They contain toxic lead and arsenic so handle broken bulbs with care and ensure you dispose of them in the correct place.

Incandescent Light Bulbs:

  • Batteries + Bulbs accepts incandescent bulbs among many other products. Batteries + Bulbs is located at 801 S. Bowman Rd.

Fluorescent Light Bulbs:

LED Light Bulbs

  • Batteries + Bulbs also accepts LED bulbs. There might be a small charge associated with LED recycling. You can call them to check at 501-404-7406.

Missing or Outdated Information? 

If you feel there is missing or outdated information on this web page please let us know at recycle@littlerock.gov or at 501-371-4586.