Put in Garbage/Landfill

Totally empty, non-refillable lighters belong in the garbage.

If a lighter containing lighter fluid needs to be thrown out it should be treated as household hazardous waste.

sink drain

Never Pour Down Sink

Lighter fluid should never be poured down the sink. Doing so could contaminate drinking water sources. Learn how to dispose of lighter fluid.


Rechargeable Lighters Are E-Waste

Rechargeable lighters, also known as plasma lighters, are electronic so they must be disposed of with e-waste.

Ways to Reduce


Use Matches

Matches are an inexpensive and environmentally friendly alternative to disposable lighters.

Try Refillable Lighters

Refillable and rechargeable lighters are a great way to reduce waste, especially for people who use lighters frequently.