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.
Large Quantity Bulb Drop-Off
Businesses with more than 50 bulbs must fill out the recycling form below. The Household Hazardous Waste Facility has limited storage. We ask that large quantity generators of bulbs arrange for dropping off their bulbs at a scheduled bulb drop off day.
Send form to Pope/Douglas at least 1 week prior to the scheduled drop off day.
2023 Large Quantity Bulb Recycling Drop Off Days: Jan 17, March 21, May 16, July 18, Sept 19, Nov 21
Bulbs accepted: fluorescent tubes, CFL’s/compact fluorescent screw-in or push-in bulbs, ‘U’ fluorescent bulbs, circular fluorescent bulbs, fluorescent shatter shield bulbs, fluorescent projector bulbs, HID/shop/farm yard bulbs.
Bulbs not accepted: incandescent bulbs, auto lamps, LED bulbs or halogen bulbs.
Participating Power Utilities
Residents and businesses who have Agralite Electric Cooperative, Lake Region Cooperative Electric Association (LREC), Alexandria Light and Power (ALP), Runestone Electric Association (REA), 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, in partnership with these electric utilities.
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.
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..