TV/Computer/Electronics/Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling


Picture of electronics The United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates that in 2007, discarded TVs, computers, peripherals (including printers, scanners, faxes), mice, keyboards and cell phones totaled about 2.5 million tons.  Many of these items contain recyclable and/or hazardous material and therefore should be disposed of in a responsible manner.


What should I do with my old television set, computer and electronics?

Residents can recycle their old electronic equipment, such as computers, televisions, stereo equipment, etc., at any of the City's Household Hazardous Waste collection events, A.C.E. Express collection events or through the Salt River Landfill Electronics Recycling Program.  In addition, retailers such as Best Buy also offer an electronics recycling program.

Computers in working condition may also be donated to AzSTRUT*.  


Don't forget you can recycle your appliances, computers and electronics at A.C.E. Express.  Learn more>>>

What about fluorescent light bulbs?

Fluorescent and compact fluorescent light bulbs do offer a number of environmental benefits but also contain traces of mercury and therefore should be recycled in an environmentally friendly manner. Please follow these guidelines to properly dispose of these bulbs:

  1. DO NOT dispose of them in your regular trash.
  2. Place bulbs in a cardboard box or other container that will help ensure they do not get broken.
  3. Bring the bulbs to a Household Hazardous Waste collection event.  Compact fluorescent light bulbs may also be recycled at any local Home Depot or participating ACE Hardware retailer.


For more information, call Customer Service.

Can't wait for the next Household Hazardous Waste event?  Visit for alternative recycling options.


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(480) 644-2221

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Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

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55 N. Center St.
Mesa, AZ 85201

6935 E. Decatur St.
Mesa, AZ 85207

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