Other Items for Disposal
Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulbs
CFLs are considered hazardous waste and should be disposed of properly.
- You can purchase a CFL recycling kit from ThinkGreenFromHome.com to safely dispose of your old fluorescent light tubes or bulbs. This kit contains a box, safety liner and prepaid mailing label. Simply fill the box and when you’re ready, seal and drop it off at your local post office for shipment to the Waste Management processing center, or
- Some local retail stores accept CFL bulbs/ballasts. For further information visit the County’s website.
State law prohibits disposal of lead acid batteries in landfills or incinerators. All battery retailers must, by law, accept used lead-acid batteries at no charge from anyone purchasing a battery from them, or for $5 or less from anyone else. Compare prices; some dealers recycle all batteries for no charge. For further information visit the County’s website.
It is illegal to dispose of tires in a solid waste landfill. Scrap tires can be recycled into many useful materials such as rubber mulch in landscaping and playground covering, feedstock for manufacturers, tire derived fuel or rubberized asphalt paving our roadways. Tires are not picked up curbside. Old tires should be recycled with a dealer when new tires are purchased. Otherwise, tires must be taken for recycling to the Orchard Ridge Recycling & Disposal Facility at W124N9355 Boundary Rd. Resident I.D. is required. It is $10.50 per tire.