Lamp Recycling

Drum Top Lamp Crushers

Balcan lamp crushers are designed as true waste management systems for fluorescent tubes and other waste lamps.  Capacities upto 2000 lamps per hour. 

Lamp Crusher - Controlled volume reduction

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In 1980, Balcan produced the first lamp crusher specifically designed to cope with the inherent hazards of waste lamps (specifically mercury containing fluorescent tubes and low pressure sodium lamps). Today we offer a comprehensive range of products and services to offer the most efficient and cost effective option for everyone who generates waste fluorescent tubes, mercury bearing gas discharge lamps and compact fluorescent lamps & bulbs (CFL).

Electrically operated low loaded Lamp Crusher

Balcan Electric Lamp Crusher with Drum Adaption

This lamp crusher was designed to crush fluorescent tubes and other waste lamps on a continuous basis just as quickly as they could be fed into it.

There are three models of electrically operated Balcan Lamp Crusher that produces dry, crushed lamp debris suitable for disposal by recycling or any other method! When these lamp crushers are not in use, a new and special feature is a sealing plate which prevents the escape of mercury vapour from the container of debris back into the chute and from where it can escape into the atmosphere. This was designed to overcome concerns expressed by the EPA in Washington, about US manufactured drum mounted crushers that they considered allowed the escape of mercury vapour.

The special Filter Unit is provided to replace the original water spray which was originally used to prevent the escape BalcanBalcan Electric Lamp Crusher with Drum Adaptionof mercury bearing dust and mercury vapour generated during the crushing operation. This filter ensures the lamp crusher operates at negative pressure and allows lamps to be crushed in a dry state so that the resultant debris is suitable for processing by recycling. Phosphor powder & mercury vapours are drawn through a 5 micron filter bag for the collection of the coarse dust and whilst the mercury vapour passes through, it is then removed and cleaned by activated carbon so it can be exhausted to atmosphere. Bags will fill with powder after processing 10-15,000 lamps and are easily replaced. The activated carbon should last 1-2 years depending upon the type and sizes of lamps crushed.

This model can be supplied for 220/240 volts or 110/120V volts supply and only requires an electricity supply of 300 watts.

Balcan Lamp Crusher with Van/Truck mounting option. It is available in the following 3 versions: -


For use in suitable vans
Supplied complete with a pair of special mounting rails to allow the crusher to be mounted firmly on the floor of vans and to be slid out from the back and supported by the rails whilst in operation. The Dry Filter Unit is supplied to be more compact so it takes up the minimum of room when mounted on the wall of the van.



For use with drums
Specially designed wheeled stainless steel trolley on which the lamp crusher is mounted and allows it to be pushed over an empty drum without the need to move the drum.  This overcomes the problems of moving full  heavy drums from under the machine.


 Portable trolley design

This lamp crusher is mounted on a stainless steel trolley so it can be moved over a large site to crush lamps where they are accumulated.


General Notes

Once assembled and wired to a suitable electricity supply crushers are ready for immediate use.
A new modification is available allowing the crusher to accept large diameter circular lamps up to 16" in diameter and small tungsten bulbs in quantity.
Exisiting users of a Balcan Lamp Crusher can have their unit converted.

Contact Balcan for prices.