Most office buildings use fluorescent tubes: theses contain mercury and are therefore classified as hazardous waste by The Environment Agency. This means that fluorescent tubes recycling is the safest option to demonstrate your commitment to environmental best practise . This is also the most economical option, as the number of landfill sites that can cater for waste types containing mercury are very limited and therefore are associated with high costs.
B&M Waste Services offer a Lamp Safe Recycling Package for the storage, collection and disposal of fluorescent tubes. We supply you with rectangular containers that can hold approximately 150 6 foot tubes. Alternately, we can also offer 8 foot containers or bulk boxes for up to 2,000 tubes. Other container options are available on request: e.g. drums for sodium lamps.
When your fluorescent tubes containers are filled, we collect them and take them to a facility that is licensed to recycle them safely. First, the mercury is extracted and recycled, while the glass part of the tubes is crushed, then also recycled. This means that we recycle 99% of each tube.
B&M’s hazardous waste service offers a safe and compliant service, including ‘cradle to grave’ documentation. With a highly qualified team to ensure that you receive excellent value for money, we even offer a free site audit to determine how you can segregate your waste in the most practical and environmentally friendly way. So get a quote today or contact us on 0808 100 2434 to find out more about fluorescent tubes recycling.