The Leading Universal Waste Recycler
NLR strives every day to expand upon our reputation as a leader in the universal waste industry. Always pushing for perfection, our transportation specialists, warehouse personnel, and office staff are committed to superior customer service, delivering cost-effective environmentally safe recycling solutions, and keeping detailed compliance reports. We’re hyper-focused on keeping our partners in compliance. Above all we recycle to leave our earth a little cleaner and a little greener for generations to come. Let’s do the right thing – together!
History of NLR, Inc.
After 18 years in the electrical supply industry NLR’s President Raymond Graczyk recognized a need for responsible recycling of used mercury-containing fluorescent lamps. Together, with Vice President Robert E. Robert Northeast Lamp Recycling, Inc. was formed in 1994 and permitted in 1996. Early on, Northeast Lamp Recycling focused exclusively on the recycling of mercury-containing lamps and bulbs however quickly evolved to all products associated with the lighting industry.
The company was at the time and is still, Connecticut’s first and only DEEP-permitted lamp recycling facility. In nearly 25 years, NLR, Inc. has steadily expanded to service customers with their fleet of trucks from Maine to Maryland, and from Connecticut to California with the national mail back program: BakPak.
As sustainability continued to be an immeasurable for businesses that produce regulatory waste, NLR expanded services to include programs for end-of-life electronics (E-Waste), batteries, PCB and non-PCB lighting ballasts, mercury devices, as well as lab pack environmental solutions.
In 2008, 2009 & 2010 NLR was honored on Inc. 5000’s list of fastest growing companies in the United States and is a two-time recipient of the Department of Environmental Protection’s GreenCircle award for excellence in universal waste recycling. Other numerous awards and honors are on display at their corporate offices in East Windsor, CT.
At NLR we believe in dependability. We don’t do snow days, or many sick days for that matter. We’re always here, rolling up our sleeves and getting to work because keeping mercury and other bioaccumulates out of our environment is paramount. We want to make sure we’re here for you too, with an old fashion approach to customer service along with cutting edge technology to pick-up and process your universal waste. When you need to recycle, NLR is there to keep you in compliance. More importantly, we love what we do. We’re a close-knit group of friends and family. You’ll see the NLR difference when you meet our drivers, call our office, or email a request.
Ray Graczyk is the founder and president of NLR. Over the past two decades, Ray Graczyk has been instrumental in the passage of legislation in for the Universal Waste Rule,In addition to his duties at NLR, Ray also serves as president for the Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers (ALMR).
Robert E. Robert
Robert E. Robert has been with NLR since its creation. He was invited to help Ray Graczyk launch his startup venture and develop Connecticut’s first lamp recycling facility for mercury-containing lamps and bulbs. Robert was instrumental in bringing NLR from concept to operational reality in 1996.
Meet the NLR Team
Meet some of NLR’s key personnel. To view our full team and learn more about each individual click here
Operations/ Production Supervisor
Business Development Manager
Customer Service Specialist
Customer Service Specialist
Our main office is located next to the lamp processing facility. It is part of the industrial complex at 256 Main St. East Windsor, CT 06088.
Our lamp processing facility is located next store to our corporate office and nearby our UWH warehouse for quick turn around of your spent lamps.
Our Universal Waste Housing Warehouse is located minutes from I-91 and near our offices and lamp processing facility for quick sorting of your universal wastes.
Deliveries and Pick-ups:
By Appointment only
- Must be an existing customer
- Tuesdays and Fridays
- 6am to 1:30 pm EST
- 24 hours notice required
Our Corporate Office Hours
Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm EST