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Warrington based commercial waste recycling company Ecolamp Ltd believe that lamp recycling systems are now so straightforward that nobody needs to break EU disposal laws.

The fluorescent lamps commonly found in commercial premises have been categorized as hazardous waste in the EU since 2005 and the introduction of the WEEE regulations on 2007 mean that fluorescent lamps, high intensity discharge (HID) lamps, linear and CFLs compact tube light bulbs can no longer simply be simply thrown in skips or sent to landfill.

Failure to dispose of any quantities of these types of lamp in a responsible and legally compliant way can attract fines of up to £3000 per lamp!

UK recycling company Ecolamp Ltd believe that the fluorescent tube and lamp storage, collection, disposal and recycling services offered by hazardous waste recycling companies are now so good, so affordable, and so easy for every company to understand and access that nobody really needs to fall foul of the EU regulations.

“We make it simple for our customers to comply with the law. We supply and deliver a secure lamp storage unit to the customer’s premises, we come and empty it for them when it’s full, and we can then issue them the transfer note that the law says they must have. Customers can choose the right sized package to suit them and all prices are clear from the outset” says Ecolamp’s Managing Director Mike Solan.

“If people only knew how simple and affordable these types of services are they wouldn’t risk the huge fines. You don’t have to be fully conversant with all aspects of the latest EU laws – that’s our job. We can handle the whole process for you and ensure that you’re completely compliant.”

The real issue at the heart of current regulations is to try and limit the damage and risk to health and the environment caused by sending items that contain things like toxic heavy metals to landfill. If the mercury from just 1 fluorescent tube found its way into the water supply from landfill it could contaminate up to 30,000 litres of water beyond the safe drinking standard.

Ecolamp Ltd also offer a one-off fluorescent tube lamp collection, recycling and disposal service.

For more information please call 01925 230 825 or visit

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