What light bulbs are safe to throw away?
Types of Light Bulbs to Recycle
- Incandescent light bulbs and halogen light bulbs do not contain any hazardous materials, so it’s acceptable to throw these directly into the trash. …
- CFL bulbs and other fluorescent bulbs contain trace amounts of mercury, a hazardous material.
Where do I dispose of light bulbs?
Safe light bulb disposal
- Standard light bulbs should be disposed of in normal household waste. …
- Compact fluorescent lamps are energy saving light bulbs and do not belong in the rubbish bin. …
- Halogen Light bulbs should be disposed of in normal household waste.
What can you recycle at Home Depot?
- Leaves and Lawn Clippings.
- Computers, Eyeglasses, Cell Phones.
- Food Scraps.
- Household Cleaners.
Does Home Depot take old fluorescent tubes?
You can bring old CFLs to The Home Depot for free recycling. … If you’re concerned about the mercury content in CFLs, consider LED bulbs. One of many LED advantages is that they don’t contain mercury and do not have the same cleanup constraints. They are just as energy-efficient.
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.