Never Throw in the Garbage
LED light bulbs contain lead and arsenic, which are hazardous to your health and the environment. Never throw them away. Store them in a sealed container, and dispose of them as hazardous waste.
Wrap Before Disposing
Since light bulbs are fragile and can break, wrap 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 LED light bulbs. See a full list of items they accept here. Depending on the item, a small fee may apply. Find your closest location.