A picture of the nlr staff including the office staff, UWH workers, and lamp processing team. NLR works tirelessly to make sure recycling your universal waste is a painless process.

About NLR

Picture of an incandescent light bulb with a seed sprouting inside. NLR recycles lamps and other universal waste.

Corporate Mission

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.

Company Culture

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.

Awards and Affiliations


Our Team

Meet some of NLR’s key personnel. To view our full team and learn more about each individual click here

Our Locations

Corporate Offices

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.

  •   Corporate Office: 256 Main St. Suite B, East Windsor, CT 06088
  •   Mailing Address: 256 Main St. P.O. Box 680, East Windsor, CT 06088
  •   Phone: 877-822-4733
  •   Fax: 860-292-1114
  •   Email:info@nlr-green.com

Lamp Processing

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.

  •   Lamp Processing Facility: 250 Main St., East Windsor, CT 06088
  • If you would like to reach someone in processing please call our local number
  •   Phone: 860-292-1992

UWH Warehouse

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.

  •   UWH Warehouse: 8 Craftsman Rd., East Windsor, CT 06088
  • If you would like to reach someone in our warehouse please call our local number
  •   Phone: 860-292-1992

Important Information

Deliveries or Pick-ups: 

By appointment only

Receiving Hours:

  • Tuesdays and Fridays only
  • NEW HOURS 6am to 1:30pm EST
  • 24 hours notice required

Corporate Office Hours:

7am to 5pm EST

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