RECYCLING FOR LIGHTING, ELECTRICALS, & BATTERIES

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

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

  • Batteries – not classified as WEEE, but classed as hazardous waste and must be recycled responsibly.
  • All electrical waste covered by the WEEE Regulations.
  • FREE Luminaire recycling for Recolight Producer Members’ non-household obligated* waste.

As a WEEE producer compliance scheme, Recolight ensure that the waste we manage is collected and treated responsibly within the UK, using authorised treatment plants.  Recolight also organise regular, comprehensive audits of our contracted operators to verify compliance with the relevant UK Regulations and Recolight’s own criteria.

*Refer to the Recolight glossary for definition of obligated waste.

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

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New to Recolight

If you have not used Recolight before
look at the services listed below
If you know the service you need

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Join the Recolight WEEE Compliance scheme for lighting

ARE YOU A LIGHTING PRODUCER?

You are classed as lighting producer if you import lamps into the UK, manufacture in the UK, or re-brand lighting products. Lighting producers must join a WEEE compliance scheme to meet their WEEE obligations.

Have a look at the benefits of joining the Recolight Compliance Scheme.

RECYCLING SERVICES

LAMP RECYCLING

Please note

To qualify for free collection and recycling, a container must be net weight of 200kg, which equates to 1000 neatly stacked tubes.

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 FOR SMALL VOLUME

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.

To make it easier for the customers of our Members, Recolight do not ask for proof of payment for the streetlight luminaire installations that generate waste needing to be collected and recycled.

Recolight will collect 100% of the waste lanterns arising from street lighting depots at which our Member’s luminaire’s make up a significant majority of the new luminaires being installed. We will simply ask the relevant Member to verify that the company asking for the collection is a customer of theirs.  Recolight will also provide free collections for all waste lamps arising at street lighting depots, subject to minimum quantities.

This approach ensures that our collection process operates in as smooth and easy a way as possible for our Members and the customers of our Members.

SKIPS FOR LIGHT FITTINGS

Recolight 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.

The plastic in most waste electricals, apart from streetlighting, contain hazardous flame retardants.  That means it is an offence to try to recycle them as scrap metal.  Instead, they must be sent to a specialist waste electricals recycler. WEEE schemes have a duty to ensure that the recycling they manage is undertaken in accordance the statutory guidance which provides details of the best available treatment, recovery, and recycling techniques.

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.

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