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.