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Recycling bulbs and fittings:
how to guide


 When you buy a new bulb at lampandlight, it's super easy to recycle your old lightbulbs. It's free too! But how can you recycle them?

Why do we need to recycle?

Electrical materials, including lightbulbs, are the largest type of waste in the UK. Unbeknownst to us, there are many electrical devices that can be repaired or recycled in order to save natural resources (such as land and water). If we do not recycle our electrical waste, these items will end up in landfill. This can lead to toxic substances being leaked into the ground. This is harmful to both humans and animals.

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Help the environment by recycling

When you buy a new bulb at lampandlight, we will help you recycle your old lightbulbs. As a reminder that electronic devices should not go in the regular bin, there is a symbol on the back of the device that looks like a crossed-out bin. This means that this item needs to be recycled. All devices that need to be recycled can be taken to designated collection points. As a commercial trader, we are also responsible for the environment. This is why we are affiliated with the WEEE distribution centre. Together we are responsible for the proper recycling of all materials!

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What is the WEEE?

WEEE stands for “Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment”. An item is classified as WEEE if it needs electricity to do what it is designed for. This electricity can also come from a battery. There are different types of household and commercial WEEEs, including larger appliances such as refrigerators with freezers and washing machines, as well as smaller WEEEs such as lightbulbs. The WEEE guidelines were introduced in 2006 to make manufacturers and retailers responsible for the collection and recycling of WEEEs.

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013