Fluorescent Bulbs

Recycling and Disposing of Bulbs

Lamps containing mercury, including fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), save energy over incandescent bulbs, but their end-of-life can result in adverse impacts on human health and the environment if not handled appropriately. More information on the effects of mercury can be found here. Mercury-containing products cannot be disposed of with regular trash or poured down the drain and must be recycled or managed as a hazardous waste.

Households in Vermont have a low to no-cost method to properly handle mercury products at the end of their useful life. The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources oversees manufacturers and retailers’ implementation of their Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program to offer free recycling of fluorescent bulbs and mercury thermostats with locations throughout Bennington County. By keeping these bulbs out of landfills mercury stays out of the soil, air, and water reducing the possibility that mercury will accumulate in fish, wildlife, and humans.

Participating Transfer Stations

Pownal Transfer Station

645 Maple Grove Rd.
Pownal
800-379-1470

HOURS
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 8AM - 4PM

ACCEPTING
Residents of Pownal

Sunderland Transfer Station

4561 Sunderland Hill Rd.
Sunderland
802-362-1789

HOURS
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 7:30AM - 2PM
Saturday: 7:30AM - 11:30AM

ACCEPTING
Residents of Arlington, Manchester, Sandgate and Sunderland

Northshire Transfer Station

310 Tennis Way
East Dorset
802-447-9997

HOURS
Monday - Friday: 8AM - 2PM
Saturday: 8AM - 12PM
ACCEPTING
Residents of Dorset and Manchester
Bennington Transfer Station

904 Houghton Ln.
Bennington
802-447-8737

HOURS
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 8AM - 3PM
Tuesday & Thursday: 8AM - 1PM

ACCEPTING
Residents of Bennington & Woodford

Participating Retailers

Limit 10 bulbs per day.  NO BROKEN BULBS!

Home Depot

121 N. Bennington Rd.
Bennington
(802) 447-9997

(CFLs only)

Miles Lumber

178 Chittenden Dr.
Arlington
(802) 375-2525

Aubuchon Hardware

1131 Depot St.
Manchester Center
(802) 362-7000

R.K. Miles

691 Depot St.
Manchester Center
(802) 362-1952