Fluorescent lamp disposal
Despite the increasing numbers of LED lamps being installed, there are still an estimated 100 million fluorescent lamps and tubes in use in the UK today.
However, fluorescent lamps contain mercury. Just one tube contains enough mercury to contaminate up to 30,000 litres of water making it unsuitable for drinking.
Each year, we produce in excess of 3,100 tonnes of waste material which, until it was made illegal, ended up in landfill sites. We can provide a safe disposal and recycling service, where the mercury is distilled and the glass and metal parts are separated prior to recycling.
For ‘one offs’ we will collect old fluorescent lamps and tubes in specially designed containers. For regular collections we supply suitable containers for on-site safe storage of old lamps until ready for collection.
"Since DJB came along and installed their system, we have gone from 100% landfill, to 0%.
We are saving thousands of pounds a year on recycling, compared to what we was spending on landfill."
- Peter Fewings, Technical Manager, Wembley Arena
"We partnered with DJB back in 2009 and by 2010 we had halved what went to landfill.
I am proud to say that now, nothing goes to landfill thanks to DJB, 100% is all recycled."
- Jonathan Rolfe, Operations Director, Truline
"The money we receive from recycling pays for all the equipment and the service we receive from DJB is fantastic.
Everything they promised would be done is done."
- Peter Johnson, Contracted Cleaning Manager, New Covent Garden