From January 1st 2014 lamps fall into Category 13 of the WEEE directive, which is includes all types of lamps, from gas discharge lamps to LED light sources.
Lumicom offer a range of containers for all your lamp needs. Whether it be a durapipe for a few hundred lamps or a large enclosed container for several thousand lamps.
Lumicom offer lamp containers specially designed for Sox/Son lamps for street lighting contracts.
Lumicom offers the possibility of purchasing a lamp container for permanent residence on your site or to rent a container for shorter term collections.
Lumicom work only with EA approved lamp recyclers and can accept both traditional and LED lamps in one container, removing the need to segregate the two types of lamp on site.
Lumicom do not charge for the recycling of lamps, but logistics and environmental paperwork charges do apply. Please note, BIS guidelines say that:
“Guide Line 48. It should be noted that non-household users of EEE do not have:
- A legal right to collection of WEEE from their own premises; or
- A legal right of free access to the DCF network.”
Household and non-household LED retrofit lamps and modules. These come in a range of formats, including replacements for fluorescent tubes or traditional light bulb shapes and modules incorporating an integrated LED light source. Under the 2006 Regulations these were reported in category 5. Under the 2013 Regulations these should be reported in category 13 in the transitional period.
Small quantities may be deposited at a local recycling centre. Please note, BIS guidelines say that:
Some LA sites and waste transfer stations currently accept WEEE from small businesses. This is entirely at the discretion of the LA. If there is a local policy to accept “trade waste” from small businesses LAs retain the right to make a charge for the service.
A pragmatic approach should be taken here given the definition of household WEEE and the service that LAs may wish to offer local small businesses. However, any WEEE that businesses take to DCFs must fall within the definition of household WEEE set out in the WEEE the Regulations in order for the PCS clearing the site to be obligated to arrange clearance.
The definition means that the distinction between WEEE from private households and WEEE which comes from business sources is retained under the 2013 regulations. The distinction between WEEE that comes from consumer households and WEEE that has been used by a business will be based on an assessment of its nature and quantity of the WEEE [being deposited at the DCF] on a case by case basis.