What do I do if I break a light bulb?

LED or incandescent light bulbs may be disposed of in a container for broken glass.  Compact fluorescent bulbs should be cleaned up following the procedure described in “Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb (CFL) Disposal” on the EHS website (https://ehs.psu.edu/chemical-and-hazardous-waste-management/requirementsguidelines).  Broken fluorescent tubes should be cleaned up immediately.  Use a broom and dustpan to sweep up the dust and broken glass. Put cleaned up material into a bag and place with the used tubes. To find out where the used tubes are stored, contact your custodian.

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