Take-It-Back Partnership Takes On Fluorescents

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Watsonville Residents: You can take your fluorescents to the City’s Waste & Recycling Drop-off Center. Household Hazardous Waste is accepted on the second Saturday of each month and all Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. If you have questions, please call Customer Service at 768-3133.

You can download the 2016 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Hours by clicking here.


The Take-It-Back partnership in Santa Cruz County now provides County residents with a no-cost opportunity to properly recycle fluorescent lamps, including tubes and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).

All fluorescent lamps contain a minute amount of mercury which can harm the environment if the bulbs are not recycled properly. See EPA’s Fact Sheet on Mercury Lamps. Over a dozen local lamp retailers now take back lamps in their stores from residents at no charge. Businesses may return used fluorescent lamps to any local HHW site for a small fee.

Local governments provide funding for fluorescent lamp recycling. The program is coordinated by the County Public works Department. Initial funding was provided by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Please contact City of Watsonville Customer Service at 768-3133 or County Public Works at (831) 454-2169 if you have any questions about this program.


NEVER throw your used fluorescent bulbs in the trash or recycling!
Take them to one of the stores below at no cost.
Limit: 10 bulbs per day. Compact fluorescents and tubes up to 4′ length accepted.


Participating Stores

Watsonville
Orchard Supply Hardware
1060 S. Green Valley Rd.
728-7701

ACE Hardware
1820 Freedom Blvd.
724-4740

ACE Hardware
421 Main St.
724-4749

ACE Hardware
1056 E. Lake Ave.
724-4795

Aptos

ACE Hardware
72 Rancho del Mar
662-0222

Ben Lomond

Scarborough Lumber
9470 Highway 9
338-6467

Capitola

Orchard Supply Hardware
1601 41st Ave.
475-7701

Felton

Felton Paint and Hardware
6291 Hwy 9
335-4838

ProBuild
5843 Graham Hill Rd.
335-4423

 

 

 

 

Santa Cruz
ACE Hardware
855 Almar Ave.
426-7650

ACE Hardware
1214 Soquel Ave.
457-2222

GreenSpace
719 Swift St., #56-A
423-7200

Illuminée
402 Ingalls St., Ste. 23
423-1121

ProBuild
235 River St.
426-1020

Riverside Lighting
300 Soquel Ave.
423-7411

Scotts Valley

Scarborough Lumber
20 El Pueblo Rd.
438-0331

Scarborough Lumber
218 Mt. Hermon Rd.
438-0581

Soquel

ProBuild
2435 41st Ave.
475-6100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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