Government and Related
EcoLights has serviced a wide variety or government and related agencies for over 10 years. Having been awarded state contracts in both Washington and Oregon, we understand the needs of government organizations. We offer recycling services that meet the most stringent environmental regulations at rates that are negotiated by government procurement professionals.
Government regulations such as the Universal Waste Rule (UWR) are in place to protect the environment and encourage responsible recycling. At EcoLights, we deliver what government agencies and related organizations have come to expect: great prices on convenient and responsible recycling services.
Starting January 1, 2013, it will be illegal for businesses and residents to throw mercury-containing lights in the trash. EcoLights has the information on the law and what it means for you.
All fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) contain small amounts of mercury. Nationwide, only about 25% of the 680 million lights discarded each year are recycled. The remainder is disposed of in solid waste landfills and incinerators. In Washington this represents over 15 million lamps per year.