SUEZ's national light collection and recycling service provides businesses with a safe and efficient way of disposing of used fluorescent tubes, HID, CFL light globes and LED lights.
What happens to recycled lights?
Tubes and globes are crushed and the material is sorted into individual components for resource recovery:
- Aluminium from the tube ends is separated and then reused in the manufacturing of new products
- Glass is recycled into glass wool used for home insulation
- Mercury is distilled from phosphor powder and mainly used in dental amalgam
- Phosphor powder is used in fertiliser
To help keep our environment safe and mercury out landfills, SUEZ is proud to be a foundation signatory member of the national FluoroCycle scheme.
Visit the FluoroCycle website to find out more information about this scheme.