Are lightbulbs recyclable in NYC?

How do you dispose of light bulbs in NYC?

Compact fluorescent light bulbs should be returned to the retailer or taken to a SAFE Disposal Event or Household Special Waste Drop-Off Site. Other light bulbs can be thrown in the garbage. The Department of Sanitation recommends double bagging them before throwing them away.

How do I dispose of old light bulbs?

Standard light bulbs should be disposed of in normal household waste. They cannot be recycled as with regular glass, as the fine wires in glass processing are very difficult to separate out and the cost to recycle these items is prohibitive.

What can you recycle at Home Depot?

Basic Disposal

  • Paint.
  • Batteries.
  • Leaves and Lawn Clippings.
  • Computers, Eyeglasses, Cell Phones.
  • Food Scraps.
  • Household Cleaners.

Are LED bulbs hazardous waste?

Compact fluorescent bulbs, high intensity discharge bulbs (HID), and light emitting diode (LED) bulbs are hazardous and must NOT go in any trash, recycling, or composting bin.

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