Fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lamps and other energy efficient lights such as linear fluorescent and high-intensity discharge lamps contain hazardous compounds such as mercury and cadmium (carcinogens) as well as lead. . There is a clear need for them to be disposed of safely responsibly. It is estimated that a single fluorescent tube contains enough mercury to pollute 30,000 litres of water.
Binclean SA lamp boxes provide a safe, convenient and efficient lamp-disposal solution that improves our customers’ facility housekeeping and reduces health and safety risks through the correct handling, transportation and disposing of lamps. Customers do not need a waste license as with on-site lamp crushing solutions. A box is delivered to the customer’s premises to store spent lamps, and when it is full, it is collected from the premises and if required, another one is delivered. The lamps are then taken to an accredited recycling facility where all parts of the fluorescent globes are recycled.
The lamps are separated into their component parts including the reclamation of the hazardous mercury therefore offering a complete recycling solution with the following methodology:
- State-of-the-art equipment is used to process the lamp which is environmentally compliant and safe.
- Binclean SA certifies that the lamps have been destroyed and the components recycled and issues certificates to our customers
- Binclean SA performs the complete process of recycling/recovering the entire lamp including mercury.
- The lamps are tracked from pick-up to destruction.
- Binclean SA accepts uncrushed lamps, thereby eliminating the need to for customers to crush the lamps onsite, which requires a waste management licence.