Our commecrial collections division can arrange for specialist containers to be sited at your businesses that allow you to store used bulbs and tubes awaiting collection.
If you would like to discuss this service ring our sales line on: 08450 178 688.
The collected tubes and bulbs are sent to a specialist recycling facility in the UK.
The lamp treatment facility is a dry air-driven process which minimises production of mercury/phosphor sludge. The glass and metal end caps are separated and cleaned of the mercury/phosphor dust. The highest quality glass is then sent back to the manufacturers to be used to make new bulbs. The lower grade glass (for example, sunbed lamp glass) is recycled as aggregates and other lower grade applications.
Ferrous and non-ferrous metals from the bulbs are smelted down to make new metal.
The mercury/phosphor dust is sent for processing at a distillation plant in the UK where mercury is recovered for re-use.
So your old tubes and bulbs are used to make more tubes and bulbs.