Don't Mix With Glass Recyclables
The materials used to make incandescent 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.
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. Broken glass can injure sanitation workers.
Alternative Ways to Recycle
Batteries Plus Bulbs Recycling Services
Batteries Plus Bulbs accepts a wide variety of batteries and light bulbs for recycling, including incandescent light bulbs. See a full list of items they accept here. Depending on the item, a small fee may apply. Find your closest location.