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Light Bulbs

Compact fluorescent bulbs, high intensity discharge light bulbs, and neon signs contain hazardous materials and should never be put in the trash.

Incandescent light bulbs (including those made with argon, krypton, and xenon gases), and halogen bulbs are not hazardous waste and can be put in the trash.

 Disposal Options:

Special Instructions: 

Light Bulbs That Are Hazardous Waste:

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs)

Spiral CFL

Capsul CFL

Quadtube CFL

Globe CFL

Square CFL

Circular CFL

Flood CFL

Fluorescent Tube

High Intensity Discharge (HID) and Neon Signs

Metal Halide 1

Metal Halide 2

Neon Lights & Signs

 

Light Bulbs That Can Be Put In The Trash

Incandescent (including those made with argon, krypton, and xenon gases)

Incandescent Bulb

Incandescent Tube

Incandescent Chandelier

Incandescent Flood

Halogen

Halogen Bulb

Halogen Flood

   

Alternatives: 

  • Light emitting diode (LED) bulbs do not contain hazardous materials and use less energy than compact fluorescent bulbs. 

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