New light bulb and battery recycling banks arrive in Lambeth

One of our new bulb and battery banks next to media and textile banks

One of our new bulb and battery banks next to media and textile banks


Working in partnership with recycling specialist Recolight, we have introduced specially designed recycling containers for old low energy light bulbs and batteries. With 19 sites across the borough we have the most comprehensive collection service for light bulbs in the country. The banks can be found at:

1. Acre Lane, Brixton (by Tesco)
2. Barrington Road shopping parade, Brixton
3. Baylis Road, Waterloo (by Waterloo Millennium Green)
4. Belthorn Crescent, Weir Estate, Thornton (by Olding House)
5. Brixton Road, by Max Roach Park, Brixton
6. Clarence Avenue, at junction with Kings Avenue, Clapham
7. Garlinge House, Cowley Estate, Vassal
8. High Trees, Tulse Hill (at junction with A205 Tulse Hill Road)
9. Larkhill Lane, by Larkhall Park, Stockwell
10. Norwood High Street, outside Nettlefold Hall, West Norwood
11. Railton Road, Herne Hill (by Alexander House)
12. Spurgeon Estate, Thorne Road, Stockwell
13. Streatham High Road, near junction with Gracefield Gardens
14. Streatham Vale, on pavement in front of Homebase car park
15. Telford Avenue, at junction with Streatham Hill, Streatham
16. Tesco Car Park, Kennington
17. The Pavement, near Clapham Common tube
18. Valley Road, by junction with Streatham Common North, Streatham
19. Wandsworth Road, by Westbury estate, Clapham.

We successfully bid for a Government grant to fund the costs of the containers and they will be emptied free of charge by Recolight. All the light bulbs collected will be sent for recycling at approved treatment facilities. Modern low energy light bulbs typically last over six times as long as, and use a quarter of the power of, an equivalent incandescent bulb. Most importantly, low energy light bulbs save energy and reduce costs. In order to generate their energy saving properties low energy light bulbs contain small amounts of mercury which can be damaging to the environment. It is therefore important to ensure that they are recycled rather than thrown away in the household rubbish.

For more information and to find out what you can recycle at your local recycling point, please visit our website.

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