Recycling Light Bulbs

This page provides more information on how to recycle various types of Light Bulb.

Incandescent


Incandescent light bulbs should be disposed of in normal household waste. They can't be recycled like regular glass as the fine wires are very difficult to separate out in processing.

Compact Fluorescent Lamp


Compact fluorescent lamps are energy saving light bulbs and do not belong in the rubbish bin. They contain small amounts of mercury. Although this is completely safe for users of the lamps, they must be collected separately for disposal.

This ensures that valuable parts of the lamps, such as glass and metal, are not lost. The energy saving lamps can be disposed of for free at your local voluntary or other collection points.

Halogen


Halogen Light bulbs should be disposed of in normal household waste. They can't be recycled like regular glass as the fine wires are very difficult to separate out in processing.

Metal Halide


HID lamps are energy saving light bulbs and don't belong in the rubbish bin. They contain small amounts of mercury. Although this is completely safe for users of the lamps, they must be collected separately for disposal. Furthermore, it ensures that valuable parts of the lamps, such as glass and metal, aren't lost.

The energy saving lamps can be disposed of for free at your local voluntary or other collection points.

Light-Emitting Diode (LED)


LEDs don't contain harmful substances. They have an extremely long service life and are virtually maintenance free.

You should look for the disposal rules that apply to the equipment in which they're incorporated. Individual LEDs can be disposed of in household waste.

Fluorescent Tube


Fluorescent lamps are energy saving and don't belong in the rubbish bin. They contain small amounts of mercury. Although this is completely safe for users of the lamps, they must be collected separately for disposal. Furthermore, it ensures that valuable parts of the lamps, such as glass and metal, aren't lost.

The energy saving lamps can be disposed of for free at your local voluntary or other collection points.

Neon


Neon lamps are energy-saving bulbs that don't belong in the rubbish bin. They contain small amounts of mercury. Although this is completely safe for users of the lamps, they must be collected separately for disposal. Furthermore, it ensures that valuable parts of the lamps, such as glass and metal, aren't lost.

The energy saving lamps can be disposed of for free at your local voluntary or other collection points.

This page provides more information on how to recycle or dispose of various types of Light Bulb.