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Fluorescent Tubes & Lighting

If you manufacture, sell or import electronic products onto a European market, then your business must comply with the European WEEE Directive. We support you in  disposing of your electrical products in compliance with the law. Although WEEE recycling is our core business, our waste and recycling service does not stop there. We can also provide for various  other recycling/ disposal services such as Aerosol / Gas cylinder recycling, Hazardous waste and battery recycling. Our specialism in Hazardous WEEE disposal and other difficut to recycle WEEE.

Fluorescent Tubes & Lighting

Since the Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations were introduced in 2005, fluorescent light tubes, halogen and sodium lamps have been classed as hazardous waste. Fluorescent tubes contain in general 94% Glass, 4% Ferrous and Non ferrous metals, and 2% Phosphor Powder. It is within this phosphor powder that the most hazardous element is contained- Mercury.The mercury from only one fluorescent tube can contaminate up to 30,000 litres of water beyond a safe standard for drinking. Disposing of fluorescent tubes must be carried out by a recycling company licensed to do so. ECL offer a straightforward and cost-effective means of ensuring your company complies with these regulations. We are able to take a comprehensive range of lamps, including fluorescent light tubes, sodium lighting and other gas discharge lamps.

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How to Dispose of Fluorescent and Compact Fluorescent (CFL) Bulbs