Free lightbulb recycling at General Lamps
We’re proud to muck in and do our bit to help the environment which is why we’ve joined the Recolight network of lightbulb recycling centres.
As members of this WEEE compliance scheme for the lighting industry, we provide local businesses in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire with a free drop of point for them to safely dispose of and recycle their old lamps.
Recycling for households
Unfortunately not all lightbulbs can be recycled. Both incandescent and halogen bulbs should be disposed of in your normal household waste.
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs and Fluorescent Tubes must be recycled. These products contain small amounts of Mercury so it is essential that they are disposed of safely in a designated recycling bin like the one we have here at General Lamps.
LED lights can also be recycled although it is acceptable for individual LEDs to be disposed of in your normal household waste.
Most local councils offer lightbulb recycling bins at their main recycling centres. Many large stores such as Homebase, Tesco and Ikea also have recycling bins for lightbulbs.
To find your nearest recycling point go to the Recolight website, use the search and look for the orange pins on the map.
Recycling for businesses
In the UK we follow the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (commonly abbreviated to WEEE) regulations which aim to reduce landfill and the harmful effect on the environment caused by hazardous substances. The following lamps should be disposed of responsibly:
All of the above can go in our recycling bin here at Lane End near High Wycombe.
Before you leave your old lamps with us you need to fill in a consignment note which can be downloaded from the Gov.uk website. Please complete sections A,B,C & D and then we will complete section E.
If it is not easy for you to bring your old lamps to us, there are many other recycling centres available across the UK. Find you nearest recycling centre.
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