Find out whether fluorescent tubes can be recycled or disposed of at a local waste collection agency, or a retail hardware store. Search.Earth911.com can also be used on the Web to find a place to recycle or dispose of materials anywhere in the United States.
Requirements for recycling or disposing of fluorescent lighting tubes vary from state to state and municipality to municipality. There are four main places to recycle or dispose of fluorescent tubes: retail outlets, waste collection agencies, mail-back services or the household trash. If there is no place to recycle them, place burnt out tubes in a plastic bag and leave them for the trash collector.