Recolight RB19 container

The right container for waste lamps

Breakage of waste lamps, either when they are placed in a container, or during transport, is probably the biggest source of fugitive mercury emissions associated with lamp recycling.  As a result, the correct design of waste lamp containers is vital to ensure that lamps can...

CEO calls for free lamp recycling for all collectors of waste lamps

Recolight reviews five years of WEEE growth CEO calls for free lamp recycling for all collectors of waste lamps. Recolight, the UK’s leading WEEE compliance scheme for lighting, has this week celebrated its growth and the changes to WEEE over the last five years.  Since 2011, Recolight’s...

Recolight expands free of charge lamp recycling services

Recolight is expanding its lamp recycling service by lowering the threshold companies need to meet to qualify for free of charge lamp recycling. Previously businesses had to collect 2000 lamps every three months to be eligible to receive free of charge collection services.  But now...

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....

Recolight appoints two new Chair and board members

Recolight, the leading UK WEEE compliance scheme for the lighting industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new board directors. Andreas Adam, Senior Director at OSRAM AG joins the Recolight board to replace Julian Schaub, who retains other responsibilities within OSRAM. Andreas has considerable...

Free lamp recycling - Recolight RB19 container and GDLs

Free Of Charge Waste Lamp Recycling

Changes to the way the Government sets WEEE targets means that most companies should now be able to access free waste lamp recycling. At the end of March, the Government announced the UK lamp recycling target.  This is the tonnage of waste lamps that must be...

mobile lamp crushing

Mobile lamp crushing

When waste lamps are collected they are usually transported whole, in their collection container, to a treatment plant.  But as an alternative, they can be crushed at the collection site, and then transported in sealed packaging to a treatment plant. When tendering, Recolight does not differentiate...

Free lamp recycling - Recolight RB19 container and GDLs

Changes to consignment notes on 1 April 2016

Hazardous Waste Premises Code - HWPC From 1 April Collection Points in England no longer require a hazardous waste premises code. Please note: there has been no change to the HWPC for Wales, HWPC is still not required in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The change in England has...

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. Commenting on the news, Nigel Harvey, Recolight...

Change to EEE reporting categories

In January 2019 the UK WEEE Regulations will introduce new producer reporting categories; reducing the current 14 categories down to 6. The change would affect most UK luminaire producers. All lamps are reported in their own category, so lamp producers are not impacted by the change. The key...

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