LEDs & Recycling
During a Light Emitting Diode’s (LED) lifespan, they are environmentally friendly. Over 95% of an LED bulb is recyclable. For a small fee, waste management companies will collect the recyclable LEDs. Compared to fluorescent light bulbs, LEDs don’t contain significant amounts of harmful components. LEDs are RoHS complaint. RoHS stands for the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment, which came into effect in the UK on July 1,2006, with the hope of reducing pollutants in landfills. Also, RoHS compliance prevents the sale of equipment, which contains harmful levels of mercury, lead, cadmium, PBB, PBDE, and hexavalent chromium. Due to this compliance a LED can be recycled in the same way as an ordinary light bulb.