Washington State law requires that all mercury-containing lights be recycled, as mercury is a potent neurotoxin. Although a single fluorescent light contains a very small amount of mercury, millions of these lights are sold every year in Washington State. Taken together, the mercury from fluorescent lights and HIDs has potential to harm human health and the environment if not properly recycled.
The City of Lynden has recently agreed to become a designated collection site for unbroken CFLs, HID and Fluorescent Tubes. This collection site was established for residential donations, individuals may place up to ten (10) lights in the ECOLIGHTS recycling boxes located in the lobby at City Hall, 300 4th Street, Lynden. Commercial donations will not be accepted.