Most Local Authority household waste recycling centres collect WEEE. And under WEEE regulation 34, a Local Authority can require any PCS to make a WEEE collection, from any site in the UK, subject to certain conditions. The availability of regulation 34 is good news for Local Authorities – it is the mechanism included in the 2013 WEEE regulations which ensures an LA can always get their WEEE collected for free.READ MORE >
An increasing number of major lighting procurement projects now require luminaire suppliers to take responsibility for recycling the old fittings and lamps that are removed during installation. That makes a lot of sense. By law, all producers of new fittings are required to be members of a WEEE compliance scheme.
Recolight currently collects waste lamps from a significant proportion of the UK’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs). The company is today writing to all its Local Authority Partners, to confirm that they may choose to deposit waste lamps from commercial sources in Recolight containers. These could include schools, offices, leisure centres and similar.
This change should result in significant cost savings to Local Authorities, as they may well be charged for such commercial waste lamp collections, whereas collections from HWRCs are free of charge.