Florescent Light Recycling
Both efficient and easy to install, fluorescent light tubes are a common choice for lighting up classrooms, offices and retail stores. Look up and you’ll find them in all sorts of places.
Mercury is a big problem
The problem is you’ll find them in landfill too. Not only is this a massive waste of resource (these tubes are made up of some really useful, recyclable components), but it’s also seriously dangerous for the environment. This is because fluorescent lights contain mercury – and the amount of mercury in just one single tube can pollute 30,000 litres of water.
The Hazardous Waste Disposal Regulations now require fluorescent light disposal to be carried out by licensed companies only.
Printwaste are licensed to handle Fluorescent Lights.
Did you know…
One fluorescent light tube contains enough mercury to contaminate 30,000 litres of water.
Our Service. Your Solution.
To ensure your business remains compliant we can collect your fluorescent light tubes from you and send them on for recycling.
As part of this:
- We’ll provide you with safe, weatherproof containers to store your redundant light tubes. This will prevent exposure to the elements and minimize the risk of mercury vapour entering the atmosphere.
- We’ll arrange collections with you based on your needs. These can either be regular or ad hoc.
- When we collect your fluorescent tubes we’ll give you an Environment Agency Hazardous Waste Collection Note for your records.
Loop Closed. Resource Recycled.
How we add value to your business…
We will ensure you stay compliant.
We will help you divert hazardous waste from landfill.
We will help you help the environment.