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

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

Fluorescent bulbs are the most effective and long lasting lightbulbs now accessible. With the move toward more energy efficiency and environmental responsibility, fluorescent lights are getting to be more common fixtures Skip Hire Beaconsfield globally. Below are some of the things that are important that you have to know about Fluorescent lightbulbs:

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

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

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

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


Waste King loads the lamps onto trolleys that are racked for processing in separationplant and a puppy love.

It allows processing of sizes and the various kinds of lamps, dividing them into lead glass /ferrous metal components, aluminium end caps, soda lime glass and phosphor powder.

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

Separation plant and the entire puppy love is featured in a container in which a conveyor feeds the tubes to some hammer mill. The ensuing combined fractions are air-conducted through a separation tower, where metal and the glass are removed. The metal and glass components are then smashed further and air-carried to another separation tower. Glass resulting from the sieving operation (after the first separation tower) is crushed further and air-carried through a third separation tower. The glass fragments, removed by the third separation tower, are fed into a rotary drum-feeder and transferred to a discharge conveyor to transfer the by-product from the processing unit.

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

Aluminium recovered glass and metals metals are sent to other businesses to be used as raw materials or for additional processing.

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

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