CFL bulb with green arrow recycling symbolFree recycling is available at several locations in our area.

Fluorescent lights and other mercury-containing bulbs

  • Stan’s Merry Mart, 733 S. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee.
  • Lake Chelan Lighting Center, 937 E. Woodin Ave., Chelan
  • Rock Island Community Recycling Center, 23 S. Garden Ave., Rock Island. 

More information:

  1. LightRecycle Washington
  2. Sustainable NCW's Waste Wizard
  3. 1-800-RECYCLE Washinton (phone hotline or online)

Computers, monitors, laptops, TVs, DVD players and e-readers can be recycled at:

  • Pacific Power Batteries, 742 S. Mission, Wenatchee
  • Goodwill, 830 S. Mission, Wenatchee
  • Second Beginnings Thrift, 231 N. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee
  • Goodwill, 620 Grant Road, East Wenatchee

Alkaline and vehicle batteries

  • Pacific Power Batteries, 742 S. Mission, Wenatchee

Rechargeable and button batteries

  • Lowes, 1200 Walla Walla Ave., Wenatchee
  • Office Depot, 915 N. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee
  • Home Depot,1405 Maiden Lane, Wenatchee
  • Battery Systems,921 N. Miller St., Wenatchee
  • Radio Shack:,511 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee
  • Deep Water Electronics, 131 E. Woodin Ave., Chelan

Find more information on the Department of Ecology's recycling database. 


The Dryden Transfer Station charges a $30 fee for recycling appliances with coolants. A $15 fee is charged for all other appliances. More info: Chelan County Public Works Solid Waste Department.

Household waste
Paint thinners, pesticides and other household waste can be disposed of safely at Chelan County's Moderate Risk Waste Facility.

Visit the Department of Ecology website for more recycling and disposal options.