Tritium Disposal & Recycling

Work directly with our specialists to achieve environmentally friendly Tritium disposal, with recycling recovery rates consistently as high as 80%.

When tasked with Tritium disposal, the first hurdle to overcome is that there are currently no commercially available recycling routes for Tritium in the UK. This means that many waste management companies are only able to offer Tritium disposal, rather than Tritium recycling.

At Eckert & Ziegler Environmental Services, we have access to well-established Tritium recycling facilities via our parent company in Germany, where recovery rates are consistently as high as 80%.

Our experts have an in-depth knowledge of the national and international regulations governing the recycling of Tritium and are ideally placed to assist you in fulfilling your Duty of Care.

The service provided by Eckert & Ziegler was both incredibly helpful and efficient. I would 100 % recommend them to others and will certainly use again in the future.
November 2022

Organisations across the world value our service. Here’s why.

  • We are the leading radioactive waste management specialists in the UK. By cutting out the middle man, you benefit directly from our professional expertise, personal service and competitive pricing.
  • We have access to all the radioactive source disposal facilities in England that accept radioactive materials from commercial operators as well as our own recycling facilities in Germany and the Czech Republic.
  • We provide flexible nationwide collections using our own in-house staff and our own registered collection vehicles.
  • We often combine radioactive source collections, where time is not critical, allowing us to offer a better value disposal or recycling service.
  • We take on the risk of transporting and disposing of your radioactive material in the most cost effective and environmentally considerate way.
  • Our disposal services are provided to organisations across the UK & worldwide, in a broad range of industries including education, healthcare, oil & gas, nuclear, military and R&D.

Tritium Disposal & Recycling

How It Works

You are not alone if your organisation has a tendency to stockpile Tritium exit signs and other Gaseous Tritium Light Sources (GTLSs) – they are classified as hazardous waste and shouldn’t be disposed of with standard waste. But stockpiling GTLSs leaves your organisation exposed to regulatory, safety and financial risks. Broken GTLSs can create contamination issues and even when stored properly, Tritium can diffuse from GTLSs,

We have access to our own Tritium recycling facilities in Germany and the Czech Republic. This means we can offer recycling routes for a wide range of redundant Tritium sources, including Tritium exit signs and other Gaseous Tritium Light Sources – commonly found in military equipment, clocks and watches and other devices.

Tritium-containing items that are not suitable for recycling are consolidated with other sources, to minimise the environmental impact of transport. They are then transferred for specialist Tritium disposal in accordance with our Environmental Permits.

As part of our service, we assist clients when liaising with appropriate regulatory authorities such as the Environment Agency.

You can be confident that your Tritium recycling & disposal will be managed quickly, safely and cost-effectively and in full compliance with all applicable regulations.