Lighting

What types of lamps can you recycle?

Fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), mercury vapour and metal halide lamps, sodium lamps, neon lights, halogen (dichroic) downlights, incandescent globes, projector lamps and more. In fact all types of lighting waste.

How much does it cost?

The cost depends on the type of lamp and the quantity of lamps. For large quantities it is usually cheaper to recycle based on weight plus freight. For smaller quantities we can provide pre-paid boxes which are delivered, picked up and the contents recycled all for one price. Contact us now to discuss the best option for your organisation.

Will you pay me for our used lamps?

Unfortunately not! The cost of processing the lamps exceeds the value of the materials recovered.

How many CFLs/globes will fit in a Globe Box?

About 350 x 14 watt CFLs or about 300 x 60 watt incandescent globes will fit in a CMA Ecocycle Globe Box

How many tubes fit into a stillage?

Approximately 1,500 4 ft (36 watt) T8 tubes will fit in a 2.2 cubic metre stillage.

Can you recycle the lamp fittings as well as the lamps?

As we are part of Recycal, a leading metals recycler, we can also recycle the fittings.

Is it illegal to throw waste lamps into the rubbish?

This varies from state to state. South Australia and the ACT have bans on mercury containing lamps going into landfill as do some local government landfills.

Can you take broken lamps?

We prefer to receive intact lamps. We can receive broken lamps that are sealed in suitable bags.

How do I safely clean up broken lamps or tubes?

The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency provides a detailed procedure for cleaning up broken lamps and tubes.

I am a private resident. Can you recycle my lamps?

CMA Ecocycle is not able to provide this service to individuals, but works with many local councils who provide lamp recycling for their residents. Some lighting retailers will also accept lamps for recycling. See www.recyclingnearyou.com.au for available programs.

Can I get a recycling certificate?

Yes. Recycling Certificates are available on request.

What happens to the recycled materials?

The glass is used to make glass wool insulation; the metals are recycled as scrap metal; the mercury is used in the manufacture of dental amalgam; the phosphor powder is recycled into new fluorescent powder.

What locations do you service?

We can service all areas of Australia and New Zealand.  Contact us online or call 1300 32 62 92 to confirm.

Dental

What brands of amalgam separator do you supply and recycle?

CMA Ecocycle can supply all types of amalgam canister/device including our own ECOAS04.

How much does it cost to replace and recycle a separator?

The cost depends on the type of separator. There are more than a dozen different separators available from six different suppliers and because of this the price varies.

The overall costs are small in the order of around $2 per day.

Please contact us online or call 1300 32 62 92

Will CMA Ecocycle replace my separator when it needs servicing?

Yes we can. Typically the smaller in chair units can be replaced by your own staff members then we can supply a change over unit for you and take the full one away to be recycled.

With the ECOAS04 separator we can change this over for you.

Will there be any surgery downtime in replacing the separator?

In some cases there will be some minimal down time however we aim to schedule the service at a mutually convenient time to minimise this.

What happens to the amalgam you recover?

The separator or canister is emptied of it’s content and cleaned.  The amalgam is distilled and the mercury is re-used in the manufacture of dental amalgam.  The other metals are sent to a refinery for recovery.  Please click here to see our recycling process flow chart.

Can my usual Service person/Technician install your separator?

Yes.

Is there a government rebate for installing a separator?

Not at the moment.  From 2008 to 2011 Victoria had the Dentists for Cleaner Water program which provided partial rebates for installation of separators to dental practices.  Contact your local ADA state branch for further information.

Is it law to have an amalgam separator?

This depends on the state/territory and in some cases your local water authority.  The Australian Dental Association’s Policy 5.15 states: “Amalgam separators, which comply with ISO 11143, should be installed in all dental clinics.”

What other dental wastes do you recycle?

Amalgam capsules, coarse amalgam from chair side traps, x-ray film, fixer, developer, lead foils.  Contact your local CMA Ecocycle branch for more information.

What locations do you service?

All locations but some remote areas require special arrangements. We can tailor make a service to meet to your specific situation.

Do other companies do what you do?

Other companies can do the pickup of amalgam separators and amalgam waste.  You should ensure that they are correctly licenced and that they send the amalgam to our licenced treatment facility.

Can you retrofit a separator to an existing suction system?

Yes.  The ECOAS04 separator can be fitted to most existing large or small suction systems.  Check with your trusted dental service person for further advice or give us a call on 1300 32 62 92

Is your separator compliant with ISO11143?

Yes, the ECOAS04 separator is ISO11143 compliant.

I have an existing separator but my practice is expanding. Can you help?

Yes we can.  Please contact us online or call 1300 32 62 92 for more information.

E-waste

What is e-waste?

E-waste can be described as any discarded electronic or electrical devices or their parts, including used computers, entertainment devices, mobile phones and TVs. In fact any item which uses electricity.

What types of e-waste can you recycle?

Almost all types of e-waste including TVs, phones, printers, computers, screens.

How much does it cost?

The cost depends on the type and of quantity e-waste. For large quantities it is usually cheaper to recycle based on weight plus freight. Contact us now to discuss the best option for your organisation.

Is it illegal to throw e-waste into the rubbish?

This can vary from state to state. Most are introducing bins and promoting recycling to stop this waste going to landfill. Check with the EPA for more details.

I am a private resident. Can you recycle my e-waste?

CMA Ecocycle is not able to provide this service to individuals but works with many local councils who provide e-waste recycling for their residents as do some retailers.

Can I get a recycling certificate?

Yes. Recycling Certificates are available on request.

What happens to the e-waste?

Manual and automated processes are used to maximise the recovery rate of recyclable items. Plastics are recycled into various end products. The leaded glass is used to make a range of items; ferrous metals are separated from non-ferrous metals and recycled and remelted; mercury recovered is used in the manufacture of dental amalgam; printed circuit boards are smelted to recover metals.

What locations do you service?

We can service most areas of Australia.  Visit our Contact page or call us on 1300 32 62 92 for more details.