Incandescent light bulbs and halogen light bulbs do not contain any hazardous materials, so it’s acceptable to throw these directly into the trash. They are recyclable, but because of the specialized processes necessary to separate the materials, they’re not accepted at all recycling centers.
How do I dispose of light bulbs?
Incandescent bulbs and lamps can be tossed into the trash. If a bulb is broken, wrap it first in paper or plastic before placing it in your trash bin. This prevents broken edges from cutting through your garbage bag and creating a mess, and it helps protect you and your waste hauler from accidental injury.
Can I recycle old lightbulbs?
Old style incandescent bulbs are not recyclable. Please throw them away in your waste bin. Don’t be tempted to recycle your old light bulbs with your glass bottles and jars. They are made from a different type of glass and also contain metal parts.
Is it OK to throw away LED light bulbs?
Is it against the law to throw away LED light bulbs? In the United States, it is not against the law to dispose of LEDs in the landfill. They are not considered hazardous waste and can technically be disposed of with your trash.
What can you recycle at Home Depot?
- Leaves and Lawn Clippings.
- Computers, Eyeglasses, Cell Phones.
- Food Scraps.
- Household Cleaners.
How do you dispose of halogen light bulbs?
As a form of incandescent lighting halogen lamps can be put in your normal rubbish bin. However, they can be recycled, so check with your council or recycling centre if they accept halogen lighting.
What do you do with old CFL light bulbs?
You can take your CFLs to an antifreeze, batteries, oil, paint (ABOP) facility, or a household hazardous waste event. They are also accepted at all Home Depot, IKEA, Batteries + Bulbs, and Lowe’s stores in the U.S., as well as many regional chains. Find a drop-off location near you using our Recycling Locator.
What do I do with old AA batteries?
Ordinary Batteries: Regular alkaline, manganese, and carbon-zinc batteries are not considered hazardous waste and can be disposed of with ordinary trash. Other common single use or rechargeable batteries such as lithium and button batteries are recyclable, but access to recycling may not be available in all locations.