Recycling of Fluorescent Bulbs 

 

Federal, State, and local regulations concerning used fluorescent lighting have escalated greatly.  Much of today’s lighting contains hazardous materials such as mercury, lead or PCBs.  When these materials are released into the air or water it causes health concerns as well as harming the environment.  It is important to keep these out of the waste stream.

 

In response to this, Bernards Township has developed a recycling program for this purpose.  The Department of Public Works located at 277 South Maple Avenue is now accepting fluorescent bulbs for recycling on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00AM-2:00PM.  This is for residents only and I.D. is required.  No businesses allowed.  If you are a business and need guidance for a recycler of bulbs, please call (908) 204-2512 for more information.