Free of Charge Waste Lamp Recycling

The Government announced the UK’s lamp recycling target of 6,882 tonnes in March 2016. This is the tonnage of waste lamps that must be funded by all LED and fluorescent lamp producers, through their WEEE Producer Compliance Schemes (PCSs). The target of 6,882 tonnes is close to the Government’s predictions of the amount of lamps that will be collected and recycled throughout the UK this year.

This means WEEE PCSs will need to purchase certificates of recycling (known as evidence notes) adding up to 6882 tonnes, as a way of complying with the WEEE regulations.

As a consequence, virtually all companies which hold waste lamps should be able to get those lamps recycled free of charge.

This is great news for end users, contractors, facilities managers, and any other companies who need to dispose of waste lamps.   This change is particularly important, given that the large scale roll-out of LED luminaires is resulting in material tonnages of waste lamps this year.

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Recolight is the UK’s largest lighting WEEE PCS.  We are proud to be a member of Recolight. Recolight offer a free recycling service for all WEEE lamps and have recycled over 245 million lamps and luminaires since 2007. For more information, visit Recolight’s website here.