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

We are the only compliance scheme that provides free recycling for all lighting in scope of the WEEE regulations.

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.

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  • 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.
  • We can provide a recycling service at your site for you and your customers to use.*
  • 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.
  • We are committed to increasing the recycling rate of lamps and luminaires.

*Subject to minimum requirements.

Your WEEE Obligations

Recolight fulfil your WEEE recycling obligations on your behalf.

  • As a producer you are required to mark all EEE put onto market with the crossed out wheelie bin symbol, this is to ensure its separate collection at the end of its life.
  • The black line under the bin is used to identify products put on market after 2005.
  • Information must also be made available to recycling facilities in respect of new types of EEE put on the market.

More than WEEE compliance

We can help you with recycling lamps and luminaires across Europe, making sure you meet your obligations under the WEEE Directive. We have a dedicated customer service team managing over 750 waste lamp and luminaire collections per month. And a UK wide network of over 3200 collection points giving our members and their customers access to FREE recycling.

Recolight attend the Lighting Europe WEEE Working Group, and are members of the CENELEC and BSI WEEE standards committees. The Recolight CEO is Chairman of the WEEE Scheme Forum, the UK trade association for WEEE PCSs, and  Recolight is a member of  EucoLight, the European association of WEEE lighting compliance schemes.

The Recolight luminaire service for producers

 Lamp and luminaire technologies are converging with an increasing emergence of luminaires incorporating LED modules.

The supply of a LED luminaire will create lamp waste and luminaire waste, both waste streams need to be managed.

The move towards LED luminaires is driving a need for a more integrated approach to waste lamp and luminaire collection.

To support the demands of our existing members, new members and the changing market, we offer a combined WEEE compliance service for luminaires and lamps.

Giving you:

  • Total WEEE compliance for producers of all lighting products – lamps, luminaires, and controls.
  • Secure online Black Box portal to report put on market data.
  • On site free of charge collection of waste lamps and waste luminaires – subject to minimum quantities.

The Recolight luminaire recycling service for customers of members

  • Members’ customers can make one call to access free of charge waste lamp and luminaire collections – subject to minimum quantities.
  • Nationwide collection network for small quantities.
    Search the map to find one close to you.
  • Online booking for waste lamp and luminaire collections.

WEEE Compliance for Household luminaire producers

As of January 2019, Household luminaires are now in scope of the WEEE Regulations.

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

Producers will need to:

  • put the crossed wheelie bin symbol on the product or packaging,
  • and record and report to their PCS the total weight of household luminaires sold each quarter.

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 coming in scope, it means that all light fittings will now be 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.

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 which could be used as household amenity/bulkhead lighting and 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.


The definitive lighting industry guide to household luminaire and WEEE open scope Published by Recolight

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