Incandescent Light Bulb

(Last Updated: 8/23/2018)

Dispose as Garbage- Incandescent light bulbs are not hazardous. These old-style bulbs have a thin loop of wire inside the glass bulb.
 
​Newer types of light bulbs have different disposal instructions. See CFL bulbs (the corkscrew kind) or LED bulbs instead.

Recycle

Reuse

Disposal
Incandescent light bulbs can be put in the garbage.

Reduce
Only 5% of the energy you buy to power an incandescent bulb goes toward light. The rest of your money is wasted as heat! Avoid losing money by switching to CFL or LED bulbs.

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