Why recycle?

Nationwide, over 670 million mercury-containing bulbs are discarded each year. Most of these bulbs are still discarded with municipal solid waste that is ultimately landfilled or incinerated. These disposal methods can lead to a release of elemental mercury into the environment through breakage and leakage and ultimately contaminate the food chain. These bulbs should, be recycled after they burn out. Virtually all components of a fluorescent bulb can be recycled. The metal end caps, glass tubing, mercury and phosphor powder can all be separated and reused.
Fluorescent bulbs that are discarded in the trash will break and some mercury will be released into the environment. However, the use of mercury-containing bulbs for general indoor lighting makes good environmental sense.

It's Required By Law!

All fluorescent lamps and tubes are considered hazardous waste in California when they are discarded because they contain mercury. (Title 22, division 4.5, chapter 11, section 66261.50) This includes:
Fluorescent lamps and tubes: Fluorescent tubes, including low mercury tubes. Compact fluorescents, including low mercury lamps.
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps: Metal halide lamps, such as floodlights for large indoor and outdoor areas and gymnasiums. Sodium lamps, such as those sometimes used as security lighting and outdoor floodlights. Mercury vapor lamps, such as those sometimes used for street lighting. For more information visit: California Integrated Waste Management Board

We Can Help

We can typically REDUCE a clients' current recycling cost by 25% or more.
We can provide recycling of fluorescent for as little as $0.20/ft and CFL or HID lamps for as little as $1.75 each, depending on your volume and collection method.
Full Service Recycling: We deliver boxes or drums and pick them up when you’re ready.
Prepaid Recycling Shipments: Safe, pre-paid, mail-in recycling of fluorescent lamps, CFLs and other devices.
Drop-Off: For maximum savings, bring your fluorescent lamps to our facilities or collection partners.

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