All lighting in scope of the WEEE regulations is covered by the Recolight compliance scheme: providing an integrated WEEE compliance service for Lighting Producers and a complete recycling service for

  • all GDLs
  • LEDs
  • All light fittings – those for business and household use.

Lamps – category 13

Gas discharge lamps:

  • Straight fluorescent tubes
  • Circular fluorescent tubes
  • Compact fluorescent lamps
  • High Intensity Discharge lamps
    • High pressure sodium HPS or SON
    • Low pressure sodium SOX lamps (street lighting)
    • Metal halide
    • Ceramic metal halide
    • Mercury
    • Xenon
    • Induction

Most of these lamp types are used in both household and non-household applications. All gas discharge lamps are identified under the Hazardous Waste Regulations as hazardous waste.

Special guidance for xenon and sodium lamps

Recolight finances the treatment of its members’ obligated xenon lamps. This must be arranged in advance with the Recolight Customer Services Department.

DOWNLOAD > Recolight guidance for handling and storing xenon lamps

DOWNLOAD > Recolight guidance for handling and storing waste sodium lamps


  • LED retrofit lamps
  • User replaceable LED modules – eg Zhaga modules

Lighting Equipment – Category 5

  • Traditional luminaires
  • LED luminaires
  • LED street lighting
  • Household luminaires

A Luminaire is a complete lighting unit consisting of a lamp or lamps and also the parts which help to position, protect or connect the lamps.

Our Luminaire collection and recycling service is provided for our members obligated waste.

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Small household appliances – category 2

  • get switched on to WEEELight switches
  • Dimmers
  • Plugs
  • Sockets
  • Adaptors

Lighting products not in scope of the WEEE regulations

  • Incandescent lamps (eg GLS, halogen)

are not in scope of the WEEE regulations, and not collected by Recolight.

Open Scope guides

Household luminaires and WEEE open scope – The Definitive Guide for Lighting Published by Recolight

Scope of electrical & electronic equipment (EEE) covered by the UK WEEE Regulations  Issued by the EA Oct 2018