You can recycle your low energy light bulbs at locations across the UK.

Enter you postcode to find the one closest to you.



Fluorescent tubes, compact florescent bulbs and LEDs can be taken to your council recycling centre

Compact fluorescent lamps

What we call a light bulb, is referred to as a lamp by the lighting industry. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are low energy light bulbs. They use up to 80% less energy than old fashioned incandescent bulbs, but to do this, they need a small amount of mercury which is why they can’t be thrown away in your bin.

The typical amount of mercury in a florescent lamp is between 1.2 to 4mg, and in a domestic compact florescent lamp (CFL) this equates to the tip of a ballpoint pen.

The mercury in one CFL is not enough to pose a health risk but they do need to be disposed of responsibly to reduce the risk of large quantities of mercury ending up in landfill. In Europe the collection and recycling of fluorescent lamps is compulsory under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive

Recolight Bulbstore containers are for fluorescent and LED compact bulbsLEDs

Compact LED bulbs can look very similar to CFLs, this means you can change to LEDs without having to change your light fittings.

LEDs are also in scope of the WEEE regulations and can be recycled too.

If we all recycle we can protect our environment, and the mercury, glass and metal can be reused.

How we recycle

Have a look at How we Recycle to learn about the recycling process for lighting.



Recycling  compact light bulbs

You will find the Recolight Bulbstore Maxi outdoors at your

local council bring site and recycling areas of retail car parks.





Recycling compact light bulbs and fluorescent tubes

At Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) head to
the Electronic Waste area where you will find containers.

Some may look like this, but a variety of containers are used.

They will all be clearly labelled for recycling your low energy light bulbs.