Light Bulb and Battery Recycling
Participating in our Recycle by Mail program is an easy way to recycle materials such as batteries, lead-acid batteries, fluorescent lamps, and mercury-containing devices. We help make it easy for customers with large quantities of specialty waste to stay compliant with recycling laws. Our specialized approach starts with an evaluation of your specialty recycling needs and we customize a removal program based on those needs.
Specialty Recycling is as easy as 1-2-3!
- Receive the prepaid, pre-addressed mail-back kit
- Pack your specialty waste items in the provided mail-back kits
- Ship back all packed specialty waste material
Simply contact our customer service team to receive your pre-paid recycle by mail container.
Certificate of Recycling Regulatory Compliance
At any time, you can go online for documentation of all containers ordered and recycled and a certificate will be e-mailed to you for filing to prove compliance. For your convenience, there is an automated reordering option so you can go on with your business while we take care of your waste. Also ask a sale representative about programs we have for recycling ballasts, e-waste, and batteries.
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has passed legislation that requires businesses, institutions, and universities with over 100 employees – or those that dispose of more than 15 hazardous waste lamps per month – to properly recycle lights containing mercury along with other hazardous products.
This law has been passed in an attempt to decrease the release of the mercury present in these products into the atmosphere. When fluorescent and HID (high-intensity discharge) lamps are broken, incinerated, or buried in a landfill, mercury is released into the air, water, and soil.
For a full explanation of these new regulations please visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/9088.html