Lambeth Council launches new bulb recycling scheme with Recolight
5 August 2013, News release from Recolight Ltd
Today, Councillor Walker, Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability, officially launched a new recycling scheme for low energy light bulbs and batteries.
Working in partnership with recycling specialist Recolight, Lambeth has installed specially designed containers where old low energy light bulbs and batteries can be recycled. With 19 sites across the borough Lambeth now has the most comprehensive collection service for light bulbs anywhere in the country. The banks can be found at:
1. Acre Lane, Brixton (by Tesco)
2. Barrington Road shopping parade, Brixton
3. Baylis Road, Waterloo (by Waterloo Millennium Green)
4. Belthorn Crescent, Weir Estate, Thornton (by Olding House)
5. Brixton Road, by Max Roach Park, Brixton
6. Clarence Avenue, at junction with Kings Avenue, Clapham
7. Garlinge House, Cowley Estate, Vassal
8. High Trees, Tulse Hill (at junction with A205 Tulse Hill Road)
9. Larkhill Lane, by Larkhall Park, Stockwell
10. Norwood High Street, outside Nettlefold Hall, West Norwood
11. Railton Road, Herne Hill (by Alexander House)
12. Spurgeon Estate, Thorne Road, Stockwell
13. Streatham High Road, near junction with Gracefield Gardens
14. Streatham Vale, on pavement in front of Homebase car park
15. Telford Avenue, at junction with Streatham Hill, Streatham
16. Tesco Car Park, Kennington
17. The Pavement, near Clapham Common tube
18. Valley Road, by junction with Streatham Common North, Streatham
19. Wandsworth Road, by Westbury estate, Clapham.
Lambeth successfully bid for a Government grant to fund the costs of the containers and they will be emptied free of charge by Recolight. All the light bulbs collected will be sent for recycling at approved treatment facilities.
Modern low energy light bulbs typically last over six times as long as, and use a quarter of the power of, an equivalent incandescent bulb. Most importantly, low energy light bulbs save energy and reduce costs. In order to generate their energy saving properties low energy light bulbs contain small amounts of mercury which can be damaging to the environment. It is therefore important to ensure that they are recycled rather than thrown away in the household rubbish.
Launching the scheme, Councillor Walker said: "These containers from Recolight will provide a much needed service and support Lambeth's commitment to continue reducing and recycling waste."
Recolight's Customer Service Manager, Lyndsey Smith, said; "This is an important and exciting partnership which will open up vital new channels for the public to recycle their old lowenergy light-bulbs. People want to recycle their old bulbs but are often unsure of where the nearest facilities are. These containers will be visible to thousands of residents every week, and we hope that this will help make a difference to recycling in the local area."
For further information please email Recolight Ltd