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Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Programme

What to Recycle

The Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Programme accepts all spent mercury-containing lamps. These include:

compact fluorescent lamps
Compact Fluorescent Lamps


other fluorescent lamps (including straight tubes and other shapes)
Straight tubes Round tubes

high intensity discharge (HID) lamps
HID Lamp

Place used lamps in the packaging that comes with new lamps before depositing them in the collection box for recycling.

Broken lamps should be sealed in a plastic bag. Protect yourself with disposable rubber gloves and take other precautions when cleaning up broken lamps.

The collection and treatment service is free of charge – households do not have to pay anything to recycle their lamps.


Where to Recycle


The Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Programme provides collection points for the residents of the participating housing estates and the general public to recycle mercury-containing lamps. The service is free of charge – the collection and treatment costs are covered by the lighting industry.

Participating Housing Estates
Public Collection Points
Mobile Collection Vehicle


Public Collection Points 
  Some shopping malls and retail outlets have set up collection points under the FLRP to collect spent lamps for subsequent recycling at the Chemical Waste Treatment Centre.

Public collection points

HK Island
New Territories
Participating housing estates 

More than 1,400 housing estates have signed up to the programme. Residents can bring their used lamps to their estate's collection point for recycling (see Participating Estates/Buildings and Collection Schedule).

Participating Estates/Buildings

(Please check the collection schedule with your estate management)
HK Island
New Territories
Mobile Collection Vehicle Service
  The EPD's mobile collection vehicle collects spent fluorescent lamps, as well as electrical appliances and computers. It is intended to serve members of the public who may not have access to the collection points set up at the participating housing estates. The vehicle visits a different district each week.



Participating Organisations

The Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Programme is a joint effort of the lighting industry, Environmental Protection Department (EPD) and supporting organisations. Eleven companies have signed up. The EPD is the programme advisor and also promotes the FLRP to the public. The Hong Kong Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recycling Association is the programme manager.

Supporting organisations include the Hong Kong Association of Property Management Companies, Hong Kong Housing Authority, Hong Kong Housing Society, Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association, four green groups (Environmental Association, Friends of the Earth (HK), Green Power, and World Green Organisation),Business Environment Council, Sunshine Lighting Ltd, Japan Home Centre (HK) Ltd, Pricerite Stores Ltd, Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd, E Lighting Group Holdings Ltd. and Future Lighting Collection Ltd.

Industry members include:
E Lighting Group Holdings Ltd. Future Lighting Collection Ltd.
Greenpower Company LEDUS Lighting Technology Ltd
Luen Yick Electrical Mfg. Co., Ltd. Maxgrand Ltd. 
Megaman (HK) Electrical & Lighting Ltd Philips Electronics HK Ltd.
The Dairy Farm Co., Ltd. - IKEA The Dairy Farm Co., Ltd. - Wellcome
The Westwood    

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Luen Yick Electrical Mfg. Co., Ltd.Megaman (HK) Electrical & Lighting Ltd.Philips Electronics HK Ltd.Sunshine Lighting Ltd.Lichton International Ltd.Greenpower CompanyThe Dairy Farm Co., Ltd. - IKEAMaxgrand Ltd.Me Lite Co., Ltd.ConTech Global Co., Ltd.Omni Electrical (HK) Co., Ltd.LED Lighting Expert Ltd.Osram Prosperity Co., Ltd.Sunecon Lighting Ltd.The Dairy Farm Co., Ltd. 牛奶有限公司 - WellcomeMatic Lighting Technology (HK) Co., Ltd.