Previously, businesses had to recycle 1,000 lamps every three months to be eligible for the collection service, now they only need to recycle 1,000 every six months.
Recolight said the move is a step towards its aim of ensuring access to lamp recycling facilities across the board. Businesses have the option of allowing others to use their containers, joining the lamp recycler’s network of over 1,000 collection points across the UK.
Nigel Harvey, Recolight’s chief executive, said: ‘Expanding access to waste lamp recycling is very important to us. By lowering the threshold and allowing more businesses to become collection points, we hope that as many lamps as possible will be recycled.’
Recolight has also updated its online booking system to make it easier to request collections. Recyclers can now complete hazardous waste consignment notes online, book more than one container at a time, and register multiple users. Users are given a reference number, making it easier to monitor the status of a collection request or make changes.