Bay Lighting’s Recycling Program helps businesses preserve the environment, reduce waste, and comply with EPA regulations. We partner with a fully-permitted lighting and electronics recycling specialist. Rest assured, you can count on safe and easy light bulb recycling that is EPA, OSHA, and DOT compliant.
How To Recycle With Bay Lighting
- Designate an area at your facility for light bulb recycling.
- Collect lamps in a separate container to avoid breakage. We recommend using the box that your new lamps arrived in. Ballasts and batteries can be stored in a separate box. As a reminder, we do not accept broken lamps.
- When you’re ready for a pick-up, seal your recycling box and schedule a pick-up.
- Avoid pick-up fees by pairing your recycling with a new bulb order. Leave the rest to us!
Recycling Program Benefits
- Recycle lamps, ballast, and batteries
- Simple $1.89 per pound cost
- No hidden pickup fees or fuel surcharges
- Maximizes storage space by having your used bulbs picked up frequently
- Saves time and resources by combining lamp delivery with recycling pickup
- Customers will receive a certificate of recycling compliance
Mercury Lamp Recycling Process
Fluorescent lamps, CFLs, and high intensity discharge (HID) lamps contain small amounts of mercury. While lamps are not a major source of mercury pollution, the improper disposal of large numbers of lamps does add to mercury in the environment.
The US Environmental Protection Agency has special regulations for mercury-containing lamps and their U.S. EPA Mercury Lamp Drum-Top Crusher Study is a great resource for a safe recycling process. Determining the best way to recycle mercury lamps at your facility is a decision that should be carefully evaluated. Research current best practices, learn more about the options in your state, and protect your employees.
Partner with Bay Lighting for a safe, fully-permitted recycling process and eliminate the possibility of unnecessary indirect mercury exposures by doing it yourself.
What Do We Recycle?
- LED, fluorescent, neon, CFLs, and high density discharge (HID) lamps
- Batteries larger than a size D
- Detectors – ask a representative about this specialized process, as it differs from our traditional recycling program