Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture Authority

Disposal of energy-saving lamps and LEDs

Energy-saving lamps and LEDs may only be handed in at approved collection and return points for environmentally friendly and resource-saving recycling.
Energy-saving lamps and LEDs must not be disposed of in the household waste bin.

Important notes


Easily removable lamps from old electrical appliances should also be collected separately.
Light bulbs and halogen lamps may be disposed of with household waste.
If you are not sure what type of lamp it is, please hand it in at an appropriate collection point.

Documents required

No documents are required.

Please note

Please only hand over your lamps/bulbs to the authorized employees at the recycling yards, the mobile collection of problematic materials, or take them carefully to the collection boxes in stores.


You can find the opening hours of the recycling centers and the dates of the mobile collection of hazardous waste on the Hamburg City Cleaning website (see the "Links" section).

Procedure & Fees


If you have any questions about the procedure, please contact the authorities for the environment, climate, energy and agriculture or the Hamburg city cleaning department.

Processing time

Please note the opening hours of the recycling centers.


There are no costs for the disposal of your lamps/illuminants (product responsibility).

Legal notes

Legal remedies


Legal basis

Law on the placing on the market, return and environmentally friendly disposal of electrical and electronic equipment (Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act - ElektroG)

Service description

Most lamps/illuminants (compact and linear fluorescent lamps, energy-saving lamps, gas discharge lamps and LED lamps) contain pollutants and resources. Every consumer is legally obliged to hand them over to an approved collection point. As a result, they are recycled in an environmentally friendly and resource-saving manner. Lamps/bulbs must not be disposed of with household waste.

return options and collection points
Lamp/bulb distributors must provide information about nearby collection points.
You can hand them in free of charge at all recycling centers run by the Hamburg city cleaning department. Also in mobile pollutant collection.
A list of other approved collection points and further specialist information can be found at . Lamps/bulbs are also accepted free of charge at these collection points. Simply enter your zip code here.

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Address and contact information


Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture Authority
Waste Management
Neuenfelder Straße 19 21109 Hamburg

Room: F.04.315

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