Find out more about what we recycle and where it goes...

Paper

Waste recycling

Cardboard

Glass recycling

Glass

Plastic recycling

Cans & Plastic Bottles

Business recycling

Vending Cups

Commercial waste recycling

Packaging

Electronic waste

Recycle Printer Cartridges

Waste disposal

Batteries

Recycling landfill

Wood & Pallet

Electronic waste

IT & WEEE

Commercial recycling

Fluorescent Tubes


Fluorescent Tube Recycling

We offer a collection service for fluorescent tubes together with a range of safe receptacles specifically designed for storage and collection. We will assess your likely volume and advise you on the correct solution for your needs, reducing the health and safety risks to your staff.

The Waste Electricals and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations (2006) defined fluorescent tubes as hazardous waste, due to the presence of mercury within the tube. Consequently, disposing of them to landfill has become illegal. We can assist you with the disposal of these tubes by issuing hazardous waste consignment notes in accordance with Environment Agency regulations, and prevent mercury from entering the eco-system.

What happens to your fluorescent tubes?

Once these used lamps are collected, they are sent to recycling facilities for processing. These facilities utilise a dry-processing system where lamps are mechanically crushed and sorted into their separate components. These facilities typically use a vacuum system that ensures that the toxic substances (such as mercury) in these lamps are not released into the air when the bulbs are crushed.

Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFLs) can be recycled into their component parts: glass, phosphor, (usually calcium phosphate) and mercury. These components are then separated and sent to recycling facilities where they are processed in approved facilities. Mercury and phosphorous are treated with extra care due to the risks they pose to the environment.

If you are unsure of how this affects you then please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team, who will be happy to talk you through this procedure.