It is illegal to place neon lights in the trash because they contain mercury.
Bring neon lights 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 neon light breaks, refer to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's website.
You can also bring neon lights to the recycle company listed below. Call to verify items accepted, hours and fees.