Fluorescent Tubes and Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

PLEASE DO NOT PUT FLUORESCENT TUBES OR ENERGY EFFICIENT BULBS INTO BINS

Energy efficient bulbs and all types of discharge lamps (such as fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescents, compact fluorescent energy savers, SONs, Mercury, Metal Halide and others) contain toxic metals such as mercury, cadmium and lead and are classified as hazardous waste. The tubes are recycled into their constituent parts by a specialist waste contractor.

Please ensure that all fluorescent tubes and energy efficient bulbs are stored in their original packaging. A request to remove any fluorescent tubes and energy efficient bulbs for recycling should be logged via CAFM (Planon) by the School/ Directorate Building Liaison Officer (BLO).

Conventional filament bulbs can be disposed of as general waste. See also Light Bulbs.