Recycling & Waste

Bulbs - High Intensity Discharge (HID)

Legal Considerations

It is illegal to place high intensity discharge bulbs in the trash because they contain mercury.


Bring high intensity discharge bulbs to the household hazardous waste collection sites for free.

  • Remove bulb from fixture.
  • Place bulb in original packaging or between cushioning fabric to prevent breaking.
  • Do not tape bulbs together.

If a high intensity discharge bulb breaks, refer to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's website.

You can also bring high intensity discharge bulbs to the recycling companies listed below. Call to verify items accepted, hours and fees.

Recycle Companies

J.R.'s Advanced Recyclers
10619 Briggs Drive
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, 55077
Recycle Technologies (formerly Green Lights Recycling)
10040 Davenport Street NE
Blaine, Minnesota, 55449
The Retrofit Companies
2960 Yorkton Boulevard
Little Canada, Minnesota, 55117