Homebase, one of the UK's home improvement retailers, has signed an agreement with specialist recycling scheme Recolight to provide in-store collection facilities for low-energy light bulb recycling.
Over the next six weeks, Recolight's Bulbstore Mini collection containers will be rolled out across Homebase's 320 stores nationwide, providing customers with facilities for them to dispose of their old energy saver light bulbs.
Nigel Harvey, Recolight chief executive said: "Recolight is committed to making it as easy as possible for people to recycle their old low-energy light bulbs, and to raise awareness of the importance of doing so. Homebase has over 70 million customers through its stores each year and we believe this partnership will enable us to spread the recycling message more widely and provide convenient collection locations for customers to take their old light-bulbs. We are delighted by the commitment made by Homebase. This is a really exciting development which will be integral to helping us to raise recycling rates as more low-energy light bulbs start to reach end-of-life in the coming years."
As part of the partnership with Homebase, volunteers collecting light-bulbs in their community under the Recolight CoBRA scheme will also be able to use Homebase stores as drop off points.