Waste stream(s) permitted
Waste gas discharge lamps
The total quantity of lamps processed in any period of 24 hours must not exceed 3 tonnes.
Storage and location
Lamps must be stored under weatherproof covering prior to crushing or after crushing but prior to collection. After crushing, the lamps must be stored in a secure container.
The activity must be carried out for the purpose of recovery or reuse, but not for disposal.
The mercury concentration in emissions must not exceed 50 micrograms per cubic metre.
What the legislation says
The full wording of the paragraph 51 exemption can be found in Schedule 2 of the Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003.
Relevant Objectives in relation to the disposal or recovery of waste are given in paragraph 4 of Schedule 3 to the Regulations.
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