In the absence of alternative disposal techniques, fluorescent tubes have traditionally been disposed to landfill.
There are more than 100 million fluorescent tubes and lamps used in the UK each year.
The mercury from only one fluorescent tube can contaminate up to 30,000 litres of water beyond a safe level for drinking. No longer is landfill an acceptable route for lamps. Even though each lamp contains only small levels of mercury, the sheer number of lamps being disposed of, could harm the environment and water table.
WMS offers a tailored solution to your fluorescent tube collection needs, whether it’s a one off small volume consignment, regular scheduled collection or stock pile clearance. We provide a range of specially designed containers for secure on-site storage of your lamps. Once full, the storage container is collected and an empty one left in exchange.