Tube and lamp recycling

Fluorescent tubes and lamps are classed as hazardous waste and fall under the WEEE regulations, the law bans the disposal of all types of fluorescent tubes in the general waste.

This means that fluorescent tubes and lamps must not be disposed of in the general waste bins and skips around the campus; instead they must be separated from the general waste stream and sent for recovery / recycling.

The University has set up a corporate recycling scheme for fluorescent tubes and lamps. Technical Services oversee this scheme.

Departments should book collections of fluorescent tubes and lamps by booking a collection through the Estates helpdesk. Collections can be booked by e-mailing estates-help@shef.ac.uk or by ringing extension 29000.

Note: Filament light bulbs can be disposed of as general waste.