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How to dispose of fluorescent tube lights

Fluorescent tube disposal

Fluorescent tube light disposal in Dorset and Somerset

Fluorescent lighting tubes can be harmful to the environment due to certain components within the lights, such as mercury. Therefore once fluorescent tubes have been broken, damaged or are no longer required, they must be disposed of, and treated correctly and not just placed in a mixed waste stream or container.

Where can I dispose my fluorescent tube lights?

Our fully licensed facilities in Dorset and Somerset allow individuals and businesses to dispose of their redundant fluorescent tube lights in a safe and fully compliant manner.

Recycling centre in Dorset:

Canford Recycling Centre, Arena Way, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3BW
Tel: 01202 331560
Opening hours: 07:00 – 17:30 Monday – Friday and 07:00 – 12:00 on Saturdays

Recycling centre in Somerset:

Southwood Recycling Centre, Evercreech, Nr. Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6LX.
Tel: 01749 830688
Opening hours: 07:30 – 17:00 Monday – Friday

Can someone collect my broken or damaged fluorescent lights?  

In short, yes. Please call 01202 331560 for hazardous waste collection prices.

As fluorescent lighting is typically used within schools, offices and commercial premises it can sometimes cause problems when redundant or damaged lights require transporting to one of our sites. To help elevate this issue we can provide a specialist fluorescent tube coffin, which can be filled or partly filled on site and then collected and removed at a convenient time by one of our licensed Hazardous waste collection operatives.

What are the costs associated with disposing of tube lights?

At Commercial Recycling, we can either charge for the disposal per tube light, or depending on how many you are disposing of, we charge per light coffin. For more details on our hazardous waste collection and disposal rates, please get in contact with our team on 01202 331560.

Free hazardous waste advice

If you require any further information about our fluorescent tube light disposal service, or would like a site survey, then please do not hesitate to get in contact with our experienced and friendly team on 01202 331560, or email us on

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