Air Out Room if Bulb Breaks
Broken halogen bulbs can release mercury vapor. If one breaks, clear people and pets out of the room, and then air it out for five to ten minutes. To stop the vapor from spreading, also shut off the heat, ventilation and air-conditioning.
Don't Mix With Glass Recyclables
The materials used to make halogen bulbs are non-toxic, so it’s OK to throw these bulbs in the garbage. Although they are made of glass, don’t recycle them with glass. They are likely to break and injure sanitation workers.
Wrap Before Disposing
Light bulbs are fragile and can break in the garbage. Try wrapping them in newspaper and taping everything in place before disposing of the bulb. This extra step can prevent the bulb from breaking in the garbage.