The disposal of your light bulbs and ballasts can be a challenging situation. Due to the toxic heavy metals and hazardous materials contained within most light bulbs, improper disposal can lead to serious environmental and public health concerns. You deserve to have your bulbs disposed of in a fully compliant and efficient manner. Our team of trained experts will work with you to make sure you receive the most cost-effective solution for your light bulb disposal needs.
We can handle the disposal and recycling of the following light bulbs:
- CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamps)
- T5, T5HO, T8, T12
HID (High-Intensity Discharge) Bulbs
- Metal Halide
- High-Pressure Sodium
- Low-Pressure Sodium
- Mercury Vapor
LED (Light Emitting Diodes)
Our staff are highly trained professionals who:
- Provide efficient, complete, and thorough light bulb disposal services.
- Understand the federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
- Are educated in the dangers of hazardous waste and its many forms.
- Possess a deep knowledge of light bulb disposal services.
- Are dedicated to public and workforce safety.
Why worry about light bulb disposal?
Recycling prevents the release of hazardous materials into the environment. Mercury, an extremely toxic heavy metal, is used in fluorescent light bulbs to increase energy efficiency. In addition to mercury, some HID bulbs contain radioactive substances like Krypton-85 and thorium used for quick and easy light ignition.
LEDs on the other hand do not contain mercury; but, they do contain nickel, lead, and trace amounts of arsenic. Light bulbs often break when thrown into a dumpster, trash can or compactor, or when they end up in a landfill or incinerator. This causes the release of hazardous materials into the environment and can create serious public and environmental health concerns.
It’s also important to remember that recycling allows the reuse of the glass, metals and other materials that make up light bulbs. Virtually all components of light bulbs can be recycled.
Any Waste. Any Place.
Hazardous Waste Experts is the choice for fast, compliant, low-cost and sustainable solutions to your hazardous chemical waste disposal challenges. We are experts in disposal of pesticides, hazardous materials (Hazmat), and toxic waste as well. We provide services across the entire United States. Our team of experts and specialists, coupled with a broad array of partners, make us the number one choice for on-call hazardous chemical waste disposal services. We handle all waste types from industrial, commercial, institutional and healthcare facilities. In addition to hazardous chemical waste disposal, we offer solutions for pesticides, toxic waste, and comprehensive environmental sustainability consulting services to address unique challenges.