How are LEDs recycled?
LEDs are made of approximately 95% recyclable components, for example, diodes and semiconductors, and so are treated the same way traditional electronics are treated. Moreover, as LEDs do not contain significant amounts of any harmful components, they are classed as RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant. Due to this compliance, LEDs are collected separately from household wastes or they can be disposed of on designated waste centres. In the UK there is a designated commission, WEEE, that deals with electrical waste and electronic equipment regulations.