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Ten things you should know about: Waste King's fluorescent bulb recycling process


Ten things you have to know about: Waste King's fluorescent bulb recycling process

Fluorescent lightbulbs are the most effective and resilient lightbulbs now accessible. With the move toward more energy efficiency and environmental duty, fluorescent lights are becoming more common fixtures globally. Below are some of the important things which you need to understand about Fluorescent bulbs:

Waste King's nine-step fluorescent bulb recycling process is:

Waste King delivers a specially constructed container – known colloquially, as a ‘coffin' - to the customer's premises for the safe collection and storage of spent lamps. The approximate capacity for one inch fluorescent tubes, of a coffin, is 150 x 6feet or 450 x 2ft tubes.



Prior to being recycled the container with the spent lamps is collected and taken to Waste King's website for sorting.

For processing in a crush and separationplant waste King loads the lamps onto trolleys that are racked.

It enables processing of the various sorts and sizes of lamps, splitting them into aluminium end caps, soda lime glass, lead glass /ferrous metal parts and phosphor powder.

The crush and sieve plant operates at sub-pressure, thereby preventing mercury from being released into the environment as exhaust air (which will be always eliminated through the internal carbon filters).

Separation plant and the whole crush is included in a container where the tubes are fed by a conveyor into a hammer mill. The resulting combined fractions are air-carried skip hire luton through a separation tower, where metal and the glass are removed. The metal and glass components are subsequently crushed further and air-carried to a second separation tower. Glass resulting from the sieving operation (after the first separation tower) is smashed farther and air-conducted through a third separation tower. The glass fragments are fed to a rotary drum-feeder and transferred to your discharge conveyor to transfer the byproduct out of the processing unit.

The air stream that has passed through the separation towers contains phosphor powder.

The air stream then passes through four- carbon filters to remove any mercury vapour before passing into the atmosphere via a combined port.

Aluminium, found glass and metals are sent to other firms for use as raw materials or for additional processing.

Every time a customer has filled a ‘coffin' with spent fluorescent tubes, Waste King's operatives will arrive, collect the container and whole process continues.

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