WEEE COLLECTION & RECYCLING SERVICES

Recolight offer a FREE recycling service for waste lamps, in compliance with the WEEE regulations.  This is a FREE service because we are funded by our Members, the lighting industry, and operate as a not for profit WEEE  Compliance Scheme.

The free recycling service is for Recolight Producer Members, their customers and end users. We collect all lighting in scope of the WEEE regulations.

Recolight recycle more than lamps, giving you a complete WEEE service.

  • Batteries are hazardous, and must be recycled responsibly.
  • All electrical waste covered by the WEEE Regulations. As a not for profit, we can offer this at a competitive cost.
  • FREE Luminaire recycling service for Recolight Producer Members’ non-household obligated waste.
    Refer to the Recolight glossary for definition of obligated waste.

To date Recolight has recycled over 330 million lamps. This is more WEEE lighting than all UK Compliance schemes combined.

Recolight recycle all WEEE and batteries too

Join the REcolight WEEE Compliance SchemeARE YOU A LIGHTING PRODUCER?

If you import lamps into the UK, manufacture in the UK, or re-brand lighting products you are classed as lighting producer.
You need to be a member of a compliance scheme. Have a look at the benefits of joining the Recolight Compliance Scheme.

REQUEST A COLLECTION

Registered collection points

If you are a registered collection point

Go to RecoWeb  to

  • Book your collection
  • Register a new site and/or service

recoweb recolight booking system for collections and recycling

New to Recolight

If you have not used Recolight before

look at the services listed below

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RECYCLING SERVICES

Recolight recycling service are listed below, you can also

Have a look at the pages for…

LAMP RECYCLING

SERVICE OPTION 01
More than 1000 lamps in 3 months

If you collect over 1000 lamps every 3 months

  • FREE RB19 container
  • FREE collections & recycling
  • FREE consignment notes
  • You will be added to Recoweb, our collection booking system.
APPLICATION FORM - FREE LAMP CONTAINER COLLECTION & RECYCLING

SERVICE OPTION 02
Less than 1000 lamps in 3 months

If you collect less than 1000 lamps every 3 months:

  • Lease option for RB19 container
  • FREE collection and recycling
  • FREE consignment notes

If you are an electrical wholesaler, you could use this option and advertise FREE lamp collections for your existing and potential new customers. We can add your collection point to the Recolight map.

APPLICATION FORM - LEASE CONTAINER FREE COLLECTION & RECYCLING

SERVICE OPTION 03
One off collection or short term requirement

Ideal service for projects and sites that do not generate 1000 lamps each quarter:

  • Short term lease of RB19 container
  • FREE collections
  • FREE recycling
  • FREE consignment notes
APPLICATION FORM - ONE OFF COLLECTION & RECYCLING
Small volumes of lamps for collection

SERVICE OPTION 04
Small quantities

A chargeable container and collection service for small quantities.

  • Small coffin containers, charged on delivery or exchange.
  • Recycling is FREE.
  • Consignment notes are FREE
APPLICATION FORM - CHARGEABLE SERVICE FR SMALL VOLUME
Recolight lamp drop off points

UK NETWORK OF DROP-OFF POINTS

  • Recolight drop-off points for lamps points are located at electrical wholesalers across the UK.
  • Call the contact number listed for the collection point to check they have space for your lamps!
  • Complete a consignment note, without this you may be charged by the Wholesaler to complete on your behalf.
  • Refer to our section The Paperwork for help to complete consignment notes.

Have a look at the Recolight map to find one close to you.

LUMINAIRE AND STREET LIGHTING RECYCLING

LUMINAIRE RECYCLING

Luminaire collection is a free service for Recolight Members’ obligated waste. Minimum requirements apply. The initial request must come from the Recolight Producer Member.

Recolight provide a chargeable service for non-obligated waste. 

Recolight also has an open network for small volumes of luminaires.

Have a look at the Recolight map to find one close to you.

APPLICATION FORM - LUMINAIRE COLLECTION & RECYCLING

Lamps and batteries must be removed from luminaires

Remove all lamps from luminaires and store in separate containers

Lamps, luminaries, and batteries must all be stored in their own designated container. The three waste streams must not be mixed.
The application from gives you the option to order a lamp and battery collection alongside your luminaire collection.

STREET LIGHTING RECYCLING

A free service for Recolight Producer Members’ obligated waste. The initial request for collection must come from the Recolight Producer Member.

SKIPS FOR LIGHT FITTINGS

Recolight can provide skips for large scale roll outs of LED Luminaires and LED street lighting. This helps to keep the waste fittings secure and your site tidy.

Other container options are available.

Minimum requirements apply.

To learn more email info@recolight.co.uk  

BATTERY & ELECTRICAL RECYCLING

Battery recycling with Recolight

BATTERY RECYCLING

Batteries aren’t currently classed as WEEE, but they are hazardous, and must be recycled responsibly.

The Recolight battery recycling service includes

  • battery containers,
  • free consignment note,
  • and collection.
  • Charges are made upfront, on delivery and each container exchange.
  • Dependent on quantities and battery chemistry, various container options are available including large boxes and 30l drums.

By accepting delivery of a Recolight battery container, you hereby acknowledge that you have read, understood, and comply with the Recolight guidance for handling and storing waste batteries.

DOWNLOAD >  Recolight guidance for handling and storing waste batteries.

Recolight do not collect:

  • Batteries containing potassium hydroxide,
  • Batteries that require ‘activation’ (eg by adding a liquid before use) to allow them to function.
APPLICATION FORM - BATTERY RECYCLING
electrical recycling with Recolight

ELECTRICAL WASTE RECYCLING

A recycling service for all electrical and electronic waste covered by the WEEE Regulations. As a not for profit, we can offer this at a competitive cost. Giving you a complete WEEE service.

For a small competitive cost, we collect and recycle general WEEE  and batteries too – providing you with a complete WEEE service.

WEEE collected by Recolight

  • T.Vs, VCR & Camcorders*
  • Computer monitors, printers, faxes
  • Light fittings: luminaires, lighting equipment
  • Power tools, garden tools, small lawnmowers
  • Small household appliances
  • IT, telecoms equipment, cables, connectors
  • Electronic games, toys, sports equipment
  • Mobile phones, recording equipment, cameras
  • Monitoring & control instruments, medical devices

If you have any other waste not listed above, please contact us for a quote

*Please note, CRT (cathode ray tube) TVs can not be collected.

APPLICATION FORM - ELECTRICAL WASTE RECYCLING

ABOUT OUR LAMP SERVICE

Please note: We make our lamp recycling service available in order to collect sufficient waste lamps to discharge our producer members’ annual lamp recycling obligations.  As tonnages collected may vary through the year, and obligations will change from year to year, we may either be open to accept new collection points, or may be at full capacity and unable to take on new collection points.

The free service is subject to minimum volume requirements, to ensure we collect waste in the most efficient manner.

Obligated Waste

The WEEE Regulations state that Non-household waste is obligated to Recolight when a Recolight Member supplies new product which displaces old product on a like for like basis, and where the waste was originally supplied before 2005.

There will be no crossed wheelie bin symbol on the product. Non-household waste is also obligated to Recolight  when a Recolight member’s products which bear the crossed wheelie bin symbol reach end of life. In both situations, the holder of the waste does not have the right for a free collection from business premises.

Recolight has a duty to set up a system to receive waste:

  • For lamps – this is the Recolight open network of waste lamp drop off points.
  • For luminaires – Recolight has 10 waste luminaire drop off points.

Recolight has a duty to finance the recycling of waste delivered into this system. Recolight provide a collection service for the customers of our Producer Members,  going beyond the legal requirements of the WEEE Regulations.

If you’re unsure about the service you need, or require more information….
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