Consultation on rules for mobile crushing of lamps that contain mercury

Closed 8 Feb 2016

Opened 14 Dec 2015


We are seeking views and comments on options for the regulation of mobile lamp crushing, including replacing the T17 exemption with the requirement for an environmental permit.

Why We Are Consulting

We want to know what you think about our proposal to replacing the T17 exemption with the requirement for an environmental permit. This is to ensure that the regulatory requirements and levels of compliance checking for mobile lamp crushing are sufficient for human health and the environment protection, provide a level playing field for businesses involved in lamp recycling and are in line with and provide legal clarity on minimum European requirements.

What Happens Next


After the consultation, a summary of the responses to this consultation will be published and placed on the Government websites at and

 The summary will include a list of names and organisations that responded but not personal names, addresses or other contact details.   However, information provided in response to this consultation document, including personal information, may be subject to publication or release to other parties or to disclosure in accordance with the access to information regimes e.g. Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Data Protection Act 1998. 


  • Charities/Voluntary Organisations
  • Trade Unions
  • Devolved Administrations
  • Local Authorities
  • Waste Producers and Handlers
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Professional and Membership Organisations/Agencies
  • Consultants


  • Waste and recycling