Light bulb recycling made easy for Londoners

by Tracy Stokes on October 2, 2007

in Energy Saving, Recycling

There’s good news for Londoners wishing to recycle their old light bulbs, both incandescent and energy saving. Ryness Lighting and Electrical have taken it upon themselves to educate London residents about the dangers of not disposing of light bulbs safely.

Currently the majority of used light bulbs go to landfill sites, where glass and metal go to waste. More importantly energy saving light bulbs must be recycled as they contain sodium and mercury, which are hazardous materials. If dumped in household waste and allowed to enter our landfill sites the mercury in particular can seep into out drinking water and the habitat around it.

The mercury from a single fluorescent tube is enough to pollute 30,000 litres of water beyond the safe drinking level in the UK.

As London’s only lighting and electrical company we feel that it is our duty to let our customers know the potential harm that is being done to the environment, and offer a service which will allow you act ethically without added hassle or charge.

Effective immediately, Ryness will recycle any of your old light bulbs for free. Just bring your old light bulbs into any Ryness store and they will ensure that they are all correctly disposed of. If you shop with them online, Ryness will arrange a collection of your used light bulbs from your home. You can find out more about this by emailing [email protected]

Ryness branches:
37 Goodge Street, 45 Old Compton Street, 103 King Street, Hammersmith, 211 Kensington High Street, 6 Kingsgate Parade Victoria, 67 Camden High Street, 54 Fleet Street, 17 Market Place, 43-45 Westbourne Grove, 413 North End Road, 306 High Holborn.

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Barkingside 21 October 4, 2007 at 4:54 pm

Can you confirm your source please?
I cannot find any mentionof this on the Ryness site and the email you provided has bounced.


Tracy October 4, 2007 at 5:02 pm

My source is Ryness. I have asked them what the problem is with the email address and will get back to you once I’ve heard back from them.


Tracy October 5, 2007 at 5:54 pm

I can confirm that Ryness IT department have checked the email given in the blog post, and it is working.


Roz April 7, 2008 at 3:57 pm

Just spoken to really helpful chap at Ryness – they sounds like a good company to do business with. They going to drop a box off at my office for us to fill up with bulbs from home too – and collect it for a small fee – wicked!


Energy saving lamp April 6, 2010 at 6:15 am

Most fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent lamps and high intensity discharge lamps contain mercury. Without it, these lamps would be considerably less efficient and suffer in other performance categories as well.


ted July 13, 2010 at 10:58 am

its great that all those light bulbs can finally get recycled and used again


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