Facility & Property Management
For building owners, facility or property managers and maintenance professionals, recycling lamps in small or medium quantities can present a challenge. Government regulations require that hazardous waste, such as used fluorescent lamps, be stored, transported and disposed of in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. The lack of adequate storage containers or local lamp recycling centers often results in improper lamp disposal and breakage.
If you manage a single building or network of buildings, our pre-paid recycling kits offer a convenient way to recycle lamps safely and responsibly. We make it easy to stay in compliance. Just select the appropriate container and order online. Once received, simply fill it with your used lamps and ship it to us via Fedex. Certificates of Recycling will be mailed to you and can also be printed from your computer once your materials have been received and recycled.
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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.