As the leading WEEE lighting compliance scheme:
To date, Recolight has recycled more GDLs, LEDs and luminaires than all other WEEE compliance schemes put together.
We are funded by our members as a not-for-profit organisation, with all funds used towards maximising recycling.
The WEEE Regulations state that:
“Producers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) are responsible for financing and ensuring the disposal of end-of-life products in an environmentally sound way arising from both household and non-household users.”
If you put a product in scope of the WEEE regulations onto the UK market you are classed as a producer.
This applies to all companies who:
If you put on market more than five tonnes in the previous calendar year you must join a compliance scheme which will meet your WEEE responsibility for you.
As a Recolight Member you can be confident that you are joining the scheme that has no hidden costs; charging is per lamp put on market which means you can forecast what you will be charged each month.
You can be assured you will get the best advice from Recolight; the specialist, not for profit, lighting scheme for all business and household lighting. We fully understand the way WEEE impacts lighting and act to minimise the impact of this to your business.
Recolight is active in lobbying to make sure that the WEEE regulations and associated legislation are right for the lighting industry and its customers.
Recolight operates in a radically different way from other WEEE schemes. Most schemes with a lighting obligation simply buy lamp recycling evidence to meet their obligations. Instead, at Recolight we offer the customers of our members a free of charge recycling service. For our members, that means the additional benefits for their customers are material. It moves WEEE from simply a compliance function, and into a value added solution.
The Recolight CEO is:
Set up by the lighting industry, working for the lighting industry.
Recolight provide WEEE compliance for producers of lamps and luminaires, managing all your WEEE responsibility on your behalf.
Household luminaires came into scope of the WEEE Regulations in January 2019, producers must join a WEEE compliance.
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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We provide WEEE compliance for luminaire producers too, along with a free luminaire collection and recycling service for obligated waste.
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.
The Recolight luminaire service for producers
The Recolight luminaire recycling service for customers of members
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:
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.
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:
The rule of thumb is that if the luminaire could be used in a home, then it is a household luminaire.
Download > The definitive lighting industry guide to household luminaire and WEEE open scope Published by Recolight 2018
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Recolight have over 170 lighting producer members who have helped fund the recycling of more LEDs, GDLs and Luminares than all UK WEEE compliance schemes combined.
Recolight will 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.
Your put on market data must be submitted to the environment agency. At Recolight this is done through a WEEE Black Box online reporting system. It is called a Black Box because it is a secure system. This automatically calculates your monthly invoice.
Because reporting is per lamp put on market this means you have no hidden costs and can forecast what you will be charged each month.
Joining the Recolight scheme could not be easier. A simple phone call, or email to our office, and we will arrange a meeting at your premises. At this meeting we will guide you through the process of WEEE compliance and registration.
Your put on market data must be submitted to the environment agency. At Recolight this is done through a WEEE Black Box online reporting system, it is called a Black Box because it is a secure system. This automatically calculates your monthly invoice.
Each month you are required to advise Recolight of your placed on market units and their aggregated weight. An accurate declaration must be made between the first and fifteenth day of each month, following the month end.
Environment Agency rules for declaring are:
An annual confirmation is a confirmation of the information your company has supplied to us throughout the previous year, summarised on a single page document.
You carry out this process after the 16 January each year and have up until the 15 February to complete. It takes just a few minutes.
This is an EA requirement.
Annual Declaration of Compliance
The annual declaration process starts in September each year, and you have until the end of October to return to Recolight. All members are emailed and sent a document with questions; this must be printed, answered, signed by a director or senior manager and then scanned or posted to Recolight.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Black Box user guide.
The UK regulations require all producers to join a Producer Compliance Scheme (PCS).
A free rider is defined as a person or a company who puts EEE Lamps on the market for the first time in the UK Territory (excluding the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), and who is not registered with a WEEE PCS.
Recolight will exercise due diligence in verifying the information provided, and if there are reasonable grounds for believing that there is a valid case will submit a file to the relevant Environment Agencies’ Free Rider unit (the enforcement body).
Please note that Recolight is not entitled in law to receive any feedback of progress reports from the enforcement body.
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