WEEE COMPLIANCE FOR LAMP AND LUMINAIRE PRODUCERS

Recolight provide WEEE compliance for producers of lamps and luminaires, managing your WEEE responsibility on your behalf.

We go beyond our strict legal obligations by providing a recycling service for all business lamps and luminaires in scope of the WEEE regulations. This service is free for our Producer Members and their customers.

You can promote to your customers that you are a Member of the UK’s leading lighting compliance scheme; the scheme that has recycled more GDLs, LEDs and luminaires in total than all other UK schemes put together.

Join the Recolight WEEE Compliance scheme for lighting

About your membership

  • Your annual put on market data will be automatically collated through the WEEE black box.
    This is transferred to the EA in full compliance with the regulations.
  • Reporting is per unit put on market which means you have no hidden costs and can forecast what you will be charged each month.
  • You have confidence that your WEEE compliance is properly and professionally handled.

Giving you more than just WEEE Compliance

  • We can provide a recycling service at your site for you and your customers to use.*
  • We can help you with recycling lamps and luminaires across Europe, making sure you meet your obligations under the EU WEEE Directive.
  • We will update you with information regarding changes to the UK’s WEEE regulations.
  • We will lobby on your behalf to make sure the WEEE regulations are right and fair for lighting.
  •  A dedicated customer service team managing over 750 waste lamp and luminaire collections per month.
  • UK wide network of over 3200 lamp collection points; giving our Producer Members and their customers access to FREE recycling.
  • We are committed to increasing the recycling rate of lamps and luminaires.

*Subject to minimum requirements.

Luminaire recycling service for Recolight Members and their customers

Luminaire collection is a free service for Recolight Members’ obligated waste. Minimum requirements apply. The initial request 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.

Online booking for waste lamp and luminaire collections.

  • We have a nationwide collection network for small quantities.
    Search the map to find one close to you.
  • Recolight provide a chargeable service for non-obligated waste; luminaires supplied by a Producer who is not a Member of Recolight.
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Luminaire recycling with Recolight
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WEEE Compliance
for Household luminaire producers

Household luminaires are in scope of the WEEE Regulations.

This means that manufacturers, importers and re-branders must join a WEEE Producer Compliance Scheme and comply with the same requirements that other sectors of the electrical industry have met since 2007.

With the introduction of Dual Use classification in 2015, business luminaires that could be used in both the home and commercially, were classified as household. With household luminaires now in scope, it means that all light fittings are covered by the WEEE Regulations.

A number of other products now in scope of the WEEE Regulations are light switches, plugs, sockets, and ceiling rose/lampholder sets.

Recolight offers a straightforward approach to charging in contrast to the complexities of traditional WEEE schemes:

  • The Recolight approach is to apply a flat fee per kilogramme based on actual in-year sales.
  • Unlike other compliance schemes, Recolight notify you of the rates in November for the following year.
  • This is simple to build into your budget and means Recolight Members do not need to be concerned about the consequences of market share, target changes, or the compliance fee.
  • You have no hidden costs.
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household luminaire

Classification of household luminaires

Household luminaires are light fittings that can be used in  a home  – or in a home AND commercially – referred to as dual use.

These include products like:

  • Chandeliers, pendant fittings sold with a shade, wall lights, table lamps, floor lamps.
  • Spotlights used in kitchens/bathrooms.
  • Batten fittings used in garages/kitchens, as well as shops/offices.
  • Low wattage compact fluorescent type fittings used as household amenity/bulkhead lighting & in bathrooms.
  • External flood lights used with or without motion sensor.
  • LED tape sold with a driver and power cables; the system works if you simply plug it into the mains supply.

The rule of thumb is that if the luminaire could be used in a home, then it is a household luminaire.

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To learn more, please email the Recolight Member Team or talk to us on 020 8253 9750 option 2

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