flourescent light recycling

Flourescent Light Recycling (Lamps)

A fluorescent lamp converts electrical power into useful light more efficiently than an incandescent lamp. Lower energy cost typically offsets the higher initial cost of the lamp. While larger fluorescent lamps have been mostly used in commercial or institutional buildings, the compact fluorescent lamp is now available in the same popular sizes as incandescent light bulbs and is used as an energy-saving alternative in homes. But because every fluorescent lamp contains mercury, a toxic substance, they must be recycled in order to prevent leakage that occurs through improper disposal.

Management and disposal by businesses of fluorescent light bulbs and other mercury-containing bulbs are regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board (JCA).

When does a mercury-containing lamp become a waste?

A used mercury-containing lamp becomes a waste on the date the generator/handler permanently removes it from its fixture. An unused mercury-containing lamp becomes a waste on the date the handler decides to discard it.

What types of lamps can be recycled?

Types of lamps recycled include but are not limited to:
  • Straight Fluorescent (all lengths and diameters)
  • Compacts Fluorescent (both with and without ballast)
  • Circular
  • U-bend
  • UV Lamps (all sizes)
  • Incandescent
  • Halogen
  • HID (High Pressure Sodium, Metal Halide, Biax, High Intensity, Bi-Metal)

How should I package my lamps for pickup?

Intact Lamps - All lamps must be packaged in a manner to "minimize" breakage. The OEM box is the most popular method of packaging. If the OEM box is not available, we can provide storage containers as an alternative. All lamps must be free of foreign material, including tape (on the actual lamp) and paper sleeves.

If your facility has fluorescent lamps disposal needs, utilizing E-Cycling Puerto Rico Recycling Services will help to keep your workplace safe, the environment clean and protect your liability.

In order to serve your needs and at the same time give you the assurance that your waste lamps are properly managed, we provide full downstream documentation evidence, assuring your environmental liabilities. Also, we comply with all government laws and regulations and the permits necessary to handle your used or discarded fluorescent lamps. 

So, before you decide who will best fit your needs, you should consider the following:
  • Reduced Risk Management - We comply with all government laws and regulations for facility operation and transportation permits. And with our services, we will help to reduce and properly manage your solid waste generation.
  • Competitive Pricing - As with many things, you usually get what you pay for. But for us, competitive pricing represents the ability to serve you while meeting all your needs and expectations. Using recycling as our downstream destination; provides us with the ability to do just that.
  • Service – Quick responsiveness, meeting timelines, program flexibility and customization. And the most important thing, the personnel you will be working for has the capability to understand and meet all your needs. 
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Postal Address:
PO Box 8830
Humacao, PR 00792-8830

Physical Address:
Road #3 KM 85.06
Industrial Park Cataño
Humacao, PR 00792-8830 

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