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.

 

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