Light globes should not be placed in household recycling bins. The glass is likely to break, and CFL light bulbs contain small amounts of mercury that are a health hazard. CFL bulbs can be safely recycled at local council recycling centres, for example to recover the mercury and keep it from going to landfill. If you have a broken CFL bulb in your home, you will need to carefully clean up the broken pieces because of the potential for exposure to mercury.
LED globes contain some electronic parts and should be disposed of as electronic waste. They can also be recycled at council recycling centres.
Incandescent and halogen light bulbs can also be disposed of at recycling centers, but they can be safely disposed of in normal household waste if desired. Just wrap them in paper to keep the broken glass out of the rest of the trash.
There are commercial light bulb recycling schemes, and some larger stores such as IKEA
have in-store recycling points where customers can dispose of other items such as light bulbs and old batteries. Some businesses have dedicated waste disposal bins on their premises for employees to dispose of these items.