The following lighting equipment is included in the take-back obligation:
- Lamps – linear fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent lamps
(= energy-saving bulbs), gas discharge lamps, LED lamps
- Industrial luminaires
Households and institutions can pass on the abovementioned lighting equipment for recycling at take-back points.
Incandescent, reflector and halogen bulbs are not part of the take-back scope. This can be thrown into municipal waste. They do not contain dangerous substances as they do not pose an environmental risk and are excluded by legislation from take-back obligation.
Industrial luminaires are subject to take-back and any other handling, such as reconditioning or dismantling and partial sale of parts to raw material collection points contrary to the Act on Waste.