Light Bulb Disposal and Recycling Services

Light Bulb Disposal and Recycling Services

At AllSource Environmental, we are committed to recycling by extracting valuable materials from spent bulbs and diverting them from landfills. Components like mercury, glass, and metal can be recycled and repurposed across various industries, promoting resource conservation and significantly diminishing the environmental footprint associated with manufacturing new products.

Varieties of Light Bulb Waste

How to Store and Dispose of Light Bulb Waste

Remember, safety comes first! Wear gloves and eye protection when handling any type of waste materials or fluids.

Tips to Store and Dispose of Light Bulb Waste

It is important to remember to wear gloves and eye protection when handling any type of waste materials or fluids. Here are some tips and steps for storage and disposal of various light bulb waste:

Local regulations are key, so check with your city or county for specific guidelines on accepted materials and disposal methods. 

Additionally, businesses that recognize the importance of integrating sound environmental programs and practices into their overall management plan and procedures tend to be more successful in the long term.

Light Bulb Disposal and Recycling Services FAQs

What should I do if a light bulb breaks?

If a fluorescent bulb breaks, follow EPA guidelines for cleaning up and disposing of the broken bulb, as it contains mercury vapor. For other types of bulbs, handle broken pieces carefully and dispose of them in accordance with local regulations.

Recycling plays a crucial role in preventing the release of hazardous materials into the environment. For instance, mercury, an extremely toxic heavy metal found in fluorescent light bulbs, is used to enhance energy efficiency. Additionally, certain HID bulbs may contain radioactive substances like Krypton-85 and thorium, utilized for rapid light ignition. In contrast, LEDs do not contain mercury, but they do contain nickel, lead, and trace amounts of arsenic. When light bulbs are improperly disposed of in dumpsters, trash cans, compactors, landfills, or incinerators, they are prone to breakage, leading to the release of hazardous materials into the environment. This poses significant public and environmental health risks. Recycling helps mitigate these dangers by safely managing the disposal of such materials.

AllSource Environmental Waste Experts

AllSource recognizes the importance of a company’s environmental consciousness and is here to help you in various ways! We are experts in the disposal of light bulb waste and offer comprehensive waste disposal services under regulation.

Need Help Disposing of Light Bulb Waste? Reach Out Today!