free lamp recycling

Free of charge recycling of waste lamps

A higher Government lamp WEEE target for 2016 means most Waste Management and Facilities Management companies should be able to access free waste lamp recycling.

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations require Producers to fund the recycling of waste electricals – including fluorescent lamps. At the end of March, the Government announced that the 2016 UK lamp recycling target, to be funded by Producer Compliance Schemes (PCSs), is 6882 tonnes. That is much higher than the 2015 target which was 2680 tonnes.


WEEE lamp recycling

UK Lamp recycling rate leaps ahead in 2015

Recolight, the UK’s leading lighting compliance scheme, has welcomed the publication yesterday of the UK’s 2015 national WEEE recycling data.  The data, released by the Environment Agency (EA), shows a significant growth in the lamp collection rate in 2015.


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Survey shows free lamp recycling saves businesses money

Benefits of free lamp recycling

We recently carried out a survey of 121 of our 1,100 collection points to find out the level of satisfaction with our service, and we found some interesting results. The survey revealed that the majority of businesses were saving time and money by recycling business waste lamps through Recolight.

Of those surveyed, 62% had saved money and 73% had saved themselves time as a direct result of their collection point service.

Satisfaction amongst the collection points was high, with 89% of respondents stating that they were happy with the lamp collection service, and 85% stating that they would recommend Recolight to other businesses looking to recycle lamps. We are committed to expanding recycling facilities for all, and are working hard to ensure that anyone who would like free lamp recycling can benefit from our service.

Helping customers to recycle

Businesses also found that the service provided value for their customers too, with 97% of those surveyed stating that their customers had benefitted from the collection point being present. Perhaps most interestingly 53% of those surveyed felt that they had generated new business through having a Recolight collection facility on site.

We are pleased to see these survey results, as they show that businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of the free services available to them through Recolight.



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