Can I throw my CFL bulbs away in the regular garbage?
Typically you can throw away CFL bulbs in the regular garbage but you should always check first with your local solid waste or sanitation agency before doing so. Searchable databases of agencies can be found at www.epa.gov/bulbrecycling. If disposing of CFLs in the regular garbage is permitted, you should place them in two sealable plastic bags in the trashcan. For more information visit: EnergyStar