320-763-9340

Household Bulb Recycling

Those with 50 bulbs or less may drop them off Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 12 noon and 1PM – 4 PM.

Drop off is at the Pope/Douglas Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

Participating Power Utilities

Residents who have Agralite Electric Cooperative, Lake Region Cooperative Electric Association (LREC), Alexandria Light and Power (ALP), Runestone Electric Association (REA), Todd-Wadena Cooperative, and Xcel Energy may recycle their fluorescent bulbs at the Pope/Douglas Household Hazardous Waste Facility or recycling partners free of charge.

Pope/Douglas manages the program and the Power Utilities pay for recycling of the bulbs.

Pope/Douglas Bulb Drop-off Participating Locations

Pope/Douglas has worked with the locations below to set up free bulb recycling as part of the Pope/Douglas Cooperative Bulb Recycling Program. Recycle bulbs for free at the Pope/Douglas Household Hazardous Waste Facility or locations below.

  • Ace Hardware – Glenwood – CFL’s/HID’s/Fluorescent Tubes at no additional cost.
  • Tom Kraemer Inc. – CFL’s/HID’s/Fluorescent Tubes at no additional cost..
Other Bulb Recycling Options

Besides bulb recycling at Pope/Douglas or recycling partner locations; there are additional options.

Fees may exist at some locations.

  • Menards – CFL/Compact Fluorescent Lights ONLY recycling for FREE.
  • Hardware Stores – Many hardware stores accept CFL’s/HID’s/Fluorescent Tubes for a nominal fee.
  • Alex Rubbish and Recycling – CFL’s/HID’s/Fluorescent Tubes for a nominal fee.
  • Xcel Energy’s Responsible By Nature site has a look-up of hardware stores in the state who also recycle bulbs for free or for a fee.
Ottertail Power Customers

Have Ottertail Power?

Ottertail Power Customers are encouraged to contact Ottertail Power for bulb recycling options.
Ottertail Power does not currently participate in the Pope/Douglas Cooperative Bulb Recycling Program at this time. Ottertail Power website.

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Phone: 320-763-9340
Toll Free: 800-972-6318
Fax: 320-763-9342

2115 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4:30
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Recycling Center Hours
Monday-Friday 8-5
Saturday 9-2
Closed Sundays

Hazardous Waste Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4
Closed Saturday and Sunday
No appointment necessary

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