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 trash. Although they are made of glass, don’t recycle them with glass.
Wrap Before Disposing
Light bulbs are fragile and can break in the trash. Try wrapping them in newspaper and taping everything in place before disposing of the bulb. Broken glass can injure sanitation workers.