Batteries + Bulbs [2501 Gettysburg Road (just off the entrance to the Capital City Mall)]: The store charges $0.66 per CFL bulb dropped off for recycling, $0.48 per 4-foot fluorescent tubes and $0.12 for fluorescent tubes less than 4 feet in length. The store accepts cell phone batteries, hearing aid batteries and other Lithium-ion, Nickel Cadmium (NiCAD) and Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries; vehicle Lead-acid batteries and sealed Lead-acid batteries; and other rechargeable batteries at no charge. Alkaline batteries may be dropped off at the store at a cost of $1.80/pound for recycling.
Lowe’s (on Carlisle Pike): Lowe’s has three blue recycling bins in its customer service area near the main entrance to the store for the drop off of CFL bulbs, rechargeable batteries, and plastics bags for recycling. Lowe’s also provides a blue cardboard tube for recycling 4-foot fluorescent tubes. There is no charge for dropping off these items for recycling. (Pictured, right)
Home Depot (on Carlisle Pike): Home Depot has two orange recycling bins stationed at its customer service area at the main entrance to the store. One is for collection of CFL bubs and the other collects “used power tool rechargeable batteries.” (Pictured, left)
Call2Recycle, a national organization that encourages battery recycling, is expected to announce in May a system for recycling all batteries. There is some prelimiary information at this link to the Call2Recycle web site: http://www.call2recycle.org/2017programtransition/
The most recent listing of materials accepted the Dauphin County Recycling Center can be viewed at the following link. Please note that the Center does not accept electronics from outside of Dauphin County.