What to Collect

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.

You can find more detailed information about lighting equipment subject to take-back in the product catalogue.