Broken Light Bulbs

Special Instructions

Broken incandescent, halogen and LED bulbs, can be placed in the garbage.  Dispose of them like other broken glass. Contain in a bag or box, or wrap in paper. This will help prevent a messy spill and protect the safety of sanitation workers.


Fluorescent Bulbs Are Hazardous Waste

Never throw fluorescent bulbs in the trash because they contain mercury. Before cleaning up this type of broken bulb, airĀ out the room for 15 minutes. Next, scoop pieces into a container and store itĀ outside until you can dispose of it as Household Hazardous Waste.