Fluorescent lamps/bulbs are accepted year-round at the Marathon County Landfill. Fees for bulbs are:
CFL’s and under 4’ tubes - $0.60/ea
Over 4’ tubes - $1.25/ea
HID’s - $0.75/ea
If you have more than 100 bulbs, please call 715-446-3101, ext. 100 to let us know you are coming.
Call ahead for fees and hours:
Batteries Plus: 4511 Rib Mountain Drive, Wausau, 715-355-9201
Advanced Disposal: 5509 Fuller Street, Schofield, 715-359-6637
How should I clean up a broken fluorescent bulb?
Fluorescent light bulbs contain a small amount of mercury sealed within the glass tubing. When a fluorescent bulb breaks in your home, some of this mercury is released as mercury vapor. To minimize exposure to mercury vapor, EPA recommends that residents follow cleanup and disposal steps. A cleanup overview is described below; please visit EPA for more information.
The most important steps to reduce exposure to mercury vapor from a broken bulb are:
Have people and pets leave the room.
Air out the room for 5-10 minutes by opening a window or door to the outdoor environment.
Shut off the central forced air heating/air conditioning (H&AC) system, if you have one.
Collect materials needed to clean up broken bulb
Be thorough in collecting broken glass and visible powder.
Place cleanup materials in a sealable container.
Promptly place all bulb debris and cleanup materials outdoors in a trash container or protected area until materials can be disposed of properly. Avoid leaving any bulb fragments or cleanup materials indoors.
For several hours, continue to air out the room where the bulb was broken and leave the H&AC system shut off.