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Light bulbsLight bulbs

Light bulbs cannot be recycled with your kerbside collection service, even if they are part of a lamp etc.

Low energy and fluorescent light contain mercury which is hazardous if they break.

Low energy light bulbs can be recycled at Sainsburys, Wade Street, Halifax and the Brighouse store.

Low energy light bulbs can be taken to any of the 5 Household Waste Recycling Centres and deposited in the fluorescent tube container.

Old style light bulbs cannot be recycled at present and should be wrapped in newspaper and placed in your household waste.

Try using energy saving bulbs, which will save money on energy and by not replacing the bulbs so frequently.

LED lights, e.g. those in bike head lamps, small electrical goods and children’s toys, can go in the recycling if they are sealed in the item.

Last Updated: 22/02/2016