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

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

Fluorescent bulbs are the most effective and long lasting bulbs available today. With the move toward more energy efficiency and environmental responsibility, fluorescent lights are becoming more common fixtures worldwide. Below are some of the things that are significant that you have to understand about Fluorescent bulbs:

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

The approximate capacity for one inch fluorescent tubes, of a coffin, is 150 x 6feet or 450 x 2ft tubes.


The container with the lamps that were spent is collected and taken to Waste King's website for sorting.

The container is placed in the site storage area to await processing.

The lamps are loaded by waste King for processing in separationplant and a puppy love.

The plant is fully automatic. It enables processing of sizes and the various kinds of lamps, splitting them into aluminium end caps, soda lime glass, lead glass /ferrous metal components and phosphor powder.

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

The whole puppy love and separation plant is featured in a container where the tubes are fed by a conveyor to some hammer mill. The resultant joined fractions are air-conveyed through a separation tower, where the glass and metal are removed. The metal and glass parts are subsequently crushed further and air-carried to another separation tower. Glass resulting from the sieving operation (after the first separation tower) is crushed farther and air-conveyed through a third separation tower. The glass fragments are fed into a rotary drum-feeder and transferred to your discharge conveyor to transfer the byproduct from the processing unit.

The air stream that's passed through the separation towers features phosphor powder.

This air stream passes through a cyclone, where the powder is gathered in a distiller barrel, and after that passes through two dust filters, where the remaining dust deposited in distiller barrels and is removed.

Found glass, aluminium and metals are sent to other firms to be used as raw materials or for further processing.

Every time a customer has filled a ‘coffin' with fluorescent tubes that are spent, Waste King's operatives will arrive, accumulate the container and Skip Hire Brackley entire process continues.

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