Sodium Lamp Recycling

Son and Sox Lamp Recycling

The UK depends on SON and SOX sodium discharge lamps for the bulk of its street and highway lighting. In addition this form of lighting is used in many other external and internal applications such as site illumination and high bay warehouse and factory lighting. This is because these lamps offer the most cost effective method of satisfactorily illuminating such areas.

These lamps contain high levels of sodium and mercury, both of which are classified as 'Hazardous'. They also present the risk of explosion, fire and pollution through the leaching of mercury and as a consequence they fall under a Hazardous Waste classification in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and a Special Waste classification in Scotland.

Mercury Recycling operate the latest and most efficient plant for recycling street and highway lighting including SON and SOX discharge lamps as well as other HID lamps such as Metal Halide and MBFU. Our plant has been purposely designed and built for the job by British Designers, Engineers and Manufacturers.

Our 'state of the art plant' can process over 5000 discharge lamps per hour ensuring high levels of material separation and recycling including: sodium, mercury, ferrous metals, non ferrous metals and glass cullet. In addition our fully automated plant offers extremely high levels of environmental and operational protection.

Once separated Mercury have avenues for all recovered materials through long established and reliable markets.

Mercury Recycling 
Coronavirus Business Continuity Statement

We would like to reassure all customers during the crisis caused by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic that we are still accepting requests and are ready to collect your waste Lamps, Batteries and Electronic Items.

We are closely monitoring the crisis and following the guidelines given by the government and the World Health Organisation.

If the situation should change we will post on the Mercury Recycling website ( any changes to our operating procedures.

As this crisis has developed we would like to reassure you that our main concern is the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers and with this in mind we have made changes to reduce staff in our offices by allowing staff to work remotely from home and to keep customers fully informed with our waste services.

Mercury Recycling hope that you are all keeping safe and you are not largely affected by the coronavirus outbreak. We would like to thank you for your continued support during these unprecedented times.

Any questions please call 0161 877 0977

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