NEMA has compiled the following list of companies in the United States and Canada that claim to recycle spent mercury-containing lamps or handle lamps so as to ensure they end up at a recycling facility. In the U.S., recycling companies must meet the definition of a “Destination Facility” and operate under a state permit or RCRA-equivalent authority to perform lamp recycling (per RCRA 40 CFR §273.6). Handlers are either generators or third party brokers that collect lamps and get them to recyclers.
INCLUSION ON THESE LISTS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION BY NEMA OF THE COMPANIES OR THEIR TECHNOLOGIES. NEMA RESERVES SOLE DISCRETION TO EXCLUDE COMPANIES FROM THIS LISTING. PERSONS CONTACTING THE LISTED COMPANIES SHOULD INVESTIGATE AND MAKE THEIR OWN DETERMINATIONS ABOUT COSTS AND THE APPROPRIATENESS OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED.
Some of the companies listed below are members of the Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers (ALMR), which represents national lamp recyclers, Universal Waste Handlers, mercury and rare earth element reclamation companies, and related equipment manufacturers (see www.almr.org). ALMR member companies network with each other so that lamps can be collected and recycled from anywhere in the country. The International Association of Lighting Maintenance Companies (NALMCO, www.nalmco.org) represents lighting maintenance companies in the US, which may provide spent lamp management recycling services as part of their lighting maintenance operations.
Link to http://www.almr.org/map.html for map of country with locations and contact information for ALMR member companies
Manufactures lamp crushing equipment for worldwide distribution; national service provider for recycling lamps, ballasts, batteries, and electronic products. Quantities above 500 lamps: The Bulb Eater and bulk pickup services.Quantities below 500 lamps: EasyPak mail-back container program.
800-909-9709 (Toll-Free) Fax: 866-909-6725
Worldwide distribution of lamp recycling and mercury recovery technology and equipment. Lamp recycling service in UK.
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
+44 1507 528500
National recycler of mercury-wastes. Recovers and refines mercury from products and waste, with worldwide distribution.
Bethlehem and Hellertown, PA
National recycling services and processing for lamps, mercury, electronic scrap, ballasts, remediation and all related customer services.
Allentown, PA; Lehigh County, PA; Hatboro, PA; Richmond, VA; West Melbourne, FL; Hayward, CA; Pomona, CA; Bolingbroke, GA; Corporate offices- King of Prussia, PA
Comprehensive lamp recycling service for businesses – recycles all types of lamps, bulbs and lights at Lansing, MI recycling center as well as 5 additional facilities nationwide.
Regional recycling service in Pacific Northwest for lamps, electronic scrap and appliances. Pickup service and mail-in programs available.
Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Anchorage, AK
Nationwide processor of electronic waste and products with worldwide markets. Collection and recycling services for all mercury-containing lighting.
Fresno, CA; Auburn WA; Aurora, CO; Flower Mound, TX; Plainfield, IN; Badin, NC; Holliston, MA
National recycling service provider for lamps, ballasts, batteries, electronics, mercury devices, and fixtures. Pickup service and mail-in programs available.
Chicago, IL, Huntsville, AL
773-734-9873 Ext. 115
Regional recycling service and RCRA-Permitted Destination Facility in Midwest US for lamps and mercury recovery.
National recycling service for lamps, ballasts, transformers, and electronic scrap.
Ontario, CA; Greenwood, IN; Phoenix, AZ; Fort Worth, TX; Ocala, FL. EZ on the Earth, a Division of Lighting Resources, LLC, handles small quantities and provides recycling kits. Greenwood, IN.
Specialized recycling services to commercial, governmental and industrial customers throughout the Midwest region.
HQ in Green Bay, WI
Universal waste recycling options for fluorescent lamp, batteries, ballasts and e-wastes
Pine City, MN
Regional recycling service for lamps, ballasts, batteries, HVAC and electronic scrap.
Minneapolis, MN; Milwaukee, WI
800-969-5166 – Minnesota
(800) 305-3040 – Wisconsin
Recycling of products and wastes for the recovery and reuse of rare earth elements.
San Jose, CA
Full-service electronic waste and universal waste recycling services to municipalities and governments, businesses and individual consumers.
Dover, NH; Janesville, WI; Fort Worth, TX;
International recycling service for lamps, ballasts, mercury, and electronic scrap.
Port Washington, WI; Phoenix, AZ; Tallahassee, FL; Stoughton, MA; Flanders, NJ; Sacramento, CA; Kent, WA; Albany, NY; Morrow, GA; collection throughout U.S.
Recycler of Lamps, Ballasts, Batteries, and Electronics.
HQ in Blaine, MN.
Quantities above 500 Lamps: 888-537-4874.
Quantities below 500 lamps: Mail back container program- 800-664-1434
Provides commercial, industrial and institutional customers with innovative, ecologically sound and cost effective hazardous waste disposal solutions for unique waste streams.