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How are street lights maintained and replaced?

Routine maintenance of the street lights is undertaken every two or four years, depending on condition.

Maintenance includes structural inspections, electrical testing and checking, cleaning and changing lamps.

Lamp post replacement

When a lamp post is due to be replaced (whether it is damaged or his can come to the end of its natural life), it will be removed once the electricity supply has been disconnected by the energy supplier.

Recycling street lighting material

All used lanterns and steel or cast iron lamp posts are recycled. Concrete lamp posts are crushed and re-used as sub-base materials for highways. Lamps and other electronic equipment are disposed of in line with waste electrical and electronic equipment regulations.

Purchasing of street lights

We do not sell or give away lamp posts as there are health and safety implications.

This page was last updated on 11 June 2015