Guidance

Crushing of fluorescent tubes at WEEE collection points

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Following a consultation on the regulation of crushing lamps, the law relating to the crushing of fluorescent tubes is being changed from 2 January 2017 and the T17 exemption will include more restrictions. Most activities currently covered by that exemption will need to be carried out under an environmental permit in future. You will also need a permit to carry out the crushing of lamps at a collection point.

If you comply with the requirements in this regulatory position statement (RPS) you can crush waste fluorescent tubes at WEEE collection points without the need for an environmental permit.