Fluorescent light tubes.

Fluorescent light tubes contain mercury gas, making responsible disposal difficult. While there are state programs to help you dispose of them, we can help make it easier.

Ridwell will pick them up and transport them to our partners, who ensure that the mercury gets handled safely and the metal and plastic are recycled. That’s one less chore for you!

Why use Ridwell?

When you give your fluorescent light tubes to Ridwell, we do the heavy lifting. These long, cumbersome CFLs contain mercury gas, making them hard to transport safely. We’ll make sure they get to our partner and get properly recycled.

How it works


Add fluorescent light tubes onto your pickup

When you opt-in to your pickup, add fluorescent light tubes. You can find it under the add-ons section for $4/tube.


Let us know what you have for us

Select the number of tubes you have for pickup.


Prep your lights for pickup

Please make sure tubes are visible for our driver next to your bin.


We pick up your lights!

We’ll safely transport your fluorescent light tubes to our partners so that they can be responsibly recycled.

This category includes:

While what we take in this category varies by city, here is what is generally included.

Fluorescent straight tubes

Fluorescent U-shaped tubes

Fluorescent light circles

Our partners

We work with local partners to bring new life to your stuff. From community reuse to grassroots recycling, we make sure it stays out of the landfill.

Every organization in our partner network is dedicated to reducing waste and making a meaningful contribution to our communities. Learn more about how we vet our partners and what partners we work with in your area on our blog.

Join the movement to build a future without waste.