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 light bulbs are recyclable?
There is a specific globe recycling program in South Australia and toxic waste programs in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania that collect CFLs. Incandescent globes and halogens can be recycled through some of these programs or can simply be wrapped in paper and disposed of in the garbage bin.
What can you recycle at Home Depot?
- 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.
Are LED lights universal waste?
While LED lamps are indeed much safer from a chemicals perspective, they do contain circuitboard components and other materials that the US EPA designates as Universal Waste, due to the high concentration of metals such as copper.
Can I put batteries in the bin?
Small electrical items may also contain batteries and should also never be disposed of in a household waste or recycling bin. Instead they should be taken to a Household Waste and Recycling Centre for safe disposal.