Are you compliant with the WEEE regulations and ensuring the safe disposal and recycling of your waste fluorescent lamps and fluorescent tubes?
Fluorescent tube recycling and lamp recycling, tube collection and disposal are provided by Ecolamp Recycling a WEEE compliant company offering a solution for all your waste recycling needs.
We also offer a complete waste recycling service for electronic and electrical waste also known as WEEE or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment.
1st July 2007 the WEEE regulations state it is now no longer legal to use landfill sites or
skips for disposal of fluorescent lamps,fluorescent tubes,high intensity discharge (HID) lamps, linear fluorescent light bulbs and CFLs compact fluorescent light bulbs and by law, you must be
able to prove to your Local Authority that you have complied with
the new WEEE regulations. You are required to obtain a "Waste Transfer
Note" to show that you have disposed of your waste in a responsible
A fluorescent lamp or fluorescent tube is a gas discharge lamp which uses electricity to excite mercury vapour.
Fluorescent tubes are made up of 94 percent glass, 4 percent of ferrous and non ferrous metals and 2 percent phosphor powder which contains the most hazardous element mercury.
30,000 litres of water can be polluted from just one Fluorescent tube being disposed of incorrectly and mercury being allowed to enter into the water system.
Legal, (and environmentally sound) treatment is to recycle the fluorescent lamps/tubes(also known as flo tube recycling),
extracting the glass and metal components and distilling the elemental
mercury from the powder in the lamps/tubes for reuse.
The Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005, which came into force in July
2005, incorporated the European Waste Catalogue definitions to assess
waste, under these definitions fluorescent tubes, high intensity discharge (HID) lamps, linear fluorescent light bulbs and CFLs compact fluorescent light bulbs are classed as
Hazardous Waste and MUST be handled in accordance with the regulation.
The new Waste Electrical and Electronic WEEE regulations came into force on 1st July 2007, making it illegal to
dispose of any lamps, tubes or bulbs without a transfer note proving that they are
to be recycled, regardless of quantities. The maximum fines
are £30,000 per lamp.
A new law has been passed in 2012 stating that from 2016 EU Member States will have to collect 45 tonnes of e-waste for every 100 tonnes of electronic goods put on sale during the previous 3 years
By 2019 the target must rise to 65 tonnes, or member states can opt to collect 85% of total e-waste generated.
EU officials say only about one-third of e-waste is treated appropriately.
Our experienced and trained staff ensure that all waste lamps(fluorescent tubes, high intensity discharge (HID) lamps, Linear fluorescent light bulbs and CFLs Compact fluorescent light bulbs) are
properly documented and disposed of using the most cost effective
and environmentally friendly route in compliance with all the current WEEE
regulations. Whatever your requirements, whether you have a regular
waste fluorescent lamp problem or a 'one off' requirement for disposal, Ecolamp
can help and will provide the same level of professionalism no matter
how large or small the job. We issue full documentation and Waste
Fluorescent Tube Recycling:
Reduces potential contamination of land and water
Improves health and safety
Delivers "Duty of Care" to the user
Makes economic use of all components
Ecolamp offer this recycling service and have a simple pricing structure
based on a price for the lamp storage unit and price for collection and
recycling of the contents.
choose EcoLamp WEEE regulations compliant recycling solutions with the tube collection and disposal of your waste fluorescent tubes, high intensity discharge (HID) lamps, linear fluorescent light bulbs and CFLs compact fluorescent light bulbs?
To help anyone comply with the HELA recommendations of the HSE,
that all lamps,tubes and bulbs should be fragmented before disposal.
To break all types of lamps,tubes and bulbs safely under controlled conditions.
To reduce their volume (minimisation) and cost of waste disposal
To overcome risks of injury when fluorescent lamps/tubes are broken and dumped haphazardly
into skips and other containers.
To overcome the problems of vandalism.
To reduce problems of lamp/tube storage.
To overcome the vastly increased risks of fire on premises that
store waste low pressure sodium (SOX) lamps whole and untreated
with considerably increased fire insurance premiums.
To reduce pollution of the surrounding areas when lamps, tubes or bulbs are broken
in a dry state.
To meet COSHH and Duty of Care and EPA legislation.
Ecolamp practice safe fluorescent lamp/tube disposal and can provide a fully in-house
All disposal & recycling routes are fully traceable and all
recycled products have markets.
Contact us on: 01925 230 825 for a quotation or to make arrangements for a visit.
See the (WEEE) PDF FACT SHEET download
link below for more information for business users.
Ecolamp offer a WEEE compliant recycling disposal collection service for the following: Fluorescent lamps,Fluorescent tubes,high intensity discharge (HID) lamps, linear fluorescent light bulbs and CFLs Compact fluorescent light bulbs.
How much does fluorescent lamp disposal & recycling cost?
How to register as a hazardous waste producer before fluorescent lamp collection?
Do fluorescent lamps contain mecury?
What is a fluorescent lamp storage coffin?
What are compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)?
Do you provide one-off fluorescent lamp disposal?
What are WEEE regulations?
Can you purchase fluorescent lamp storage solutions online?
Ecolamp provide WEEE regulations compliant storage, disposal, collection and recycling solutions for fluorescent lamps,fluorescent tubes,high intensity discharge (HID) lamps, linear fluorescent light bulbs and CFLs Compact fluorescent light bulbs.
Contact form powered by 123ContactForm
Image: Keerati / FreeDigitalPhotos.net