What waste disposal is, and in particular – what disposal of fluorescent lamps is

Recycling or processing (also recycling) - reuse or recycling of production waste. The most common secondary, tertiary, etc. (permanent recycling) processing of materials such as glass, paper, aluminum, asphalt, iron, fabrics and various types of plastic, mercury-containing waste. Also, since ancient times, organic agricultural and food wastes are used, which, when placed in a compost pile, are prefabricated and converted into valuable nutrient compost for soils, increasing the yield. When processing all wastes, it is important to separate them into separate components and then recycle. For example, it is necessary to separate glass, mercury and aluminum caps for the fluorescent lamps processing.

Disposal of fluorescent lamps is reuse or recycling of used fluorescent lamps, resulting in recycling of secondary mercury, aluminum and glass. However, the disposal of fluorescent lamps requires special conditions, since mercury is used in their composition. Mercury refers to substances of the first class of danger and, as applied to human health, has a wide range of clinical manifestations of toxic effects. Therefore, mercury contained in fluorescent lamps, when breaking the lamps, is a potential source of contamination for various rooms. The danger of chronic mercury poisoning is possible in all rooms where metallic mercury is in contact with air, even if the concentration of its vapor is very low (the maximum allowable vapor concentration in the working room is 0.01 mg/m3 and it is 30 times less in the ambient air). Accumulation and storage of mercury lamps in the territory of enterprises is allowed temporarily until they are sent for disposal in accordance with the established procedure.

FID-D Venture Company produces modern and environmentally friendly equipment for the disposal of fluorescent (mercury) lamps, which is supplied throughout the Russian Federation, as well as to many countries around the world. Our company concludes a contract for the disposal of fluorescent lamps, accepts fluorescent lamps directly from the organization (the Customer) and then removes them for disposal. All work on the disposal of mercury-containing waste is carried out according to established state standards on the basis of current legislation, in accordance with the methods developed and recommended by the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Supervision Center with the provision of relevant acts on waste disposal to the Customer. Our company has its own demercurization shop in Dubna, Moscow region, equipped with a modernized URL-2m, unit designed for the disposal of fluorescent lamps of all types.

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