Light bulbs and fluorescent tubes

This includes all types of small bulbs and lamps. The phosphor powder found in the fluorescent tubes and CFL bulbs contains mercury, one of the most hazardous substances in the world. Such bulbs must therefore be disposed of in a special collection point, and not discarded in household waste. The same applies to regular light bulbs and LED lamps.


Municipal recycling centres accept all types of light bulbs and fluorescent tubes. Some shops also accept light bulbs and fluorescent tubes. Be careful not to break the bulbs, as mercury could then be released.



Last updated: 2022-04-26