> Fluorescent Lamp Recycling from EcoLights
Visit www.ecolights.com for more information and to buy pre-paid recycling kits.
EcoLights operates the only permitted “final destination” fluorescent lamp recycling facility in Washington State. Our sales and customer service staff can evaluate your needs and recommend an efficient, effective lamp recycling program for your business, property or organization.
We make responsible recycling easy with:
DELIVERY AND PICK-UP: We deliver fiber drums or other lamp storage containers and pick them up when you’re ready.
DROP-OFF SERVICE: Drop your fluorescent lamps off at our locations.
ECOLIGHTS RECYCLING KITS: Safe, pre-paid, mail-in recycling of fluorescent lamps.
Safety and environmental responsibility are at the core of every product and service we offer. Our products and services are designed to meet the most stringent environmental requirements for recycling and disposal of hazardous materials. We provide lamp and ballast recycling services for a wide variety of businesses, organizations and individuals including:
- Contractors (lighting, electrical, demolition, abatement and general contractors)
- Property Management and Building Maintenance Companies
- Cities, Counties and State Agencies
- Utility Companies
- Schools and Universities
- Hospitals and Labs
- Retail, manufacturing and other businesses
EcoLights accepts all types of lamps, ballasts and other devices, including:
Both straight fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) require less energy to operate than standard incandescent light bulbs. As a result they help protect our environment by using less fossil fuel to operate. The downside is that all fluorescent lamps contain mercury and are easily broken during conventional waste handling. When lamps are broken, mercury vapor is released, potentially exposing employees and bystanders. Fluorescent lamps should always be recycled to prevent release of to mercury to the environment.
The EPA recognized the need to make collection, transportation, and recycling of lamps easy and created the Universal Waste Rule for fluorescent and other mercury bearing lamps. Simply put, if the generator of used fluorescent lamps decides to send their lamps to a recycler, the regulations and paperwork required is minimal. If instead, the generator decides to dispose of their lamps in a landfill, the lamps must be managed as a hazardous waste and the generator is required to report the disposal of the lamps on their annual state hazardous waste report.
Ecolights automated processing equipment safely separates fluorescent lamps into component parts: glass, aluminum endcaps and mercury-bearing phosphor powder for further refining and use in the manufacture of new products. (More information on mercury and lamp recycling is available here. Links to comprehensive information on mercury and the environment can be found on our Useful Links page.)
For quotes and other details, please contact Michael Arbow at (206) 343-7443.