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Are you WEEE regulations compliant when disposing of fluorescent lamps, high intensity discharge (HID) lamps, linear fluorescent light bulbs and CFLs Compact fluorescent light bulbs?

What are the WEEE Regulations?
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations apply to electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in the categories listed below with a voltage of up to 1000 volts for alternating current or up to 1500 volts for direct current.

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You will need to comply with the WEEE Regulations if you generate, handle or dispose of waste that falls under one of ten categories of WEEE:

1.Large household appliances
2.Small household appliances
3.IT and telecommunications equipment
4.Consumer equipment
5.Lighting equipment
6.Electrical and electronic tools
7.Toys, leisure and sports equipment
8.Medical devices
9.Monitoring and control equipment
10.Automatic dispensers.

Schedule two of the WEEE Regulations provides examples of products falling within these categories. Schedule two of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006 The WEEE Regulations apply to importers, producers, retailers and users of EEE, and to businesses that treat or recover WEEE.

The regulations aim to:

  • reduce waste from electrical and electronic equipment
  • encourage the separate collection of WEEE
  • encourage treatment, reuse, recovery, recycling and sound environmental disposal of WEEE
  • make producers of EEE responsible for the environmental impact of their products
  • improve the environmental performance of all those involved during the lifecycle of EEE.

Your environmental regulator will enforce the producer responsibility aspects of the WEEE regulations regarding collection, disposal and processing of WEEE. Contact your environmental regulator

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Regulations

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Regulations aim to minimise the use of certain hazardous materials in new EEE. The requirements apply to eight of the ten WEEE categories and mainly affect producers of EEE. Producers must provide evidence that concentrations of hazardous materials in their products are below defined levels. This includes all individual components and materials.

Restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS)


Useful links (WEEE regulations):

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The following lamps contain mercury and require disposal and recycling under the WEEE Waste Electrical and Electronic regulations:

• fluorescent lamps

• High intensity discharge lamps

• linear fluorescent light bulbs

• Compact fluorescent light bulbs.

• high-pressure sodium lamps


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Ecolamp provide WEEE regulations compliant storage, disposal, collection and recycling solutions for fluorescent lamps, high intensity discharge (HID) lamps,
linear fluorescent light bulbs and CFLs Compact fluorescent light bulbs.