Lamps and Bulbs
NLR recycles lamps and light bulbs
Start your program with the lamp recycling experts. All fluorescent and HID lamps contain mercury and need to be disposed of carefully and lawfully.
- Never outsourced, NLR’s in-house lamp recycling technology is designed to accept both whole lamps and bulbs, as well as pre-crushed lamps of all kinds and sizes. Through a proprietary process, fluorescent lamps are conveyed into our processor, which then separates the lamps into components of glass, aluminum, plastic and mercury-bearing phosphor powder. Aftermarkets and further recycling procedures finalize the process.
- NLR recycles all linear styles such as 2ft, 4ft and 8 ft fluorescent tubes.
- NLR offers lamp recycling services for both mercury containing and non-mercury lamps and light bulbs (see below…)
Types of Lamps and Bulbs We Recycle
All Mercury-Containing Lamp Styles
NLR recycles all linear styles 2ft, 4ft, and 8 ft fluorescent tubes.
CFL and PL
NLR recycles all different styles of Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) bulbs and Pin Lamps (PL) bulbs.
NLR recycles all styles of High Intensity Discharge HID lamps and High Pressure Sodium HPS lamps.
NLR recycles all biaxial lamps.
NLR recycles all sizes of U-Shape lamps and U-bent bulbs.
NLR recycles all different styles of circleline lamps.
NLR recycles other mercury containing lamps like ultraviolet or germicidal lamps.
Hazardous Waste Lamps
Hazardous waste transport also available for crushed lamps. NLR can help recycle your waste from drum-top crushers.
All Regular Lamp Styles
NLR recycles all incandescent bulbs.
NLR recycles LED lamps and bulbs
NLR recycles all styles of PAR Flood Lamps.
NLR recycles all styles of Halogen Lamps.
Contact us for more information about
our recycling services.
Our prepaid mail-back program is safe,
easy, fast, and secure.
Speak directly to a member
of the NLR team
White-glove Truckload Pick-up
National Mail-back Program
Have a recurring stream of universal waste? Enjoy the convenience
of an email or call-in to schedule a pick-up, or set up recurring weekly
or monthly pick-ups. Recurring pick-ups can be automatically scheduled,
no phone call required. Let, NLR’s fully licensed and permitted fleet
of vehicles and drivers safely transport your universal waste. Recycling
universal waste doesn’t have to be a burden. We do pick-up right.
Our BakPak program is as simple as pack-ship-done. We pre-label
all containers identifying your location. No additional administration
is required by the customer. Just pack the container and
call FedEx for pick-up.
Lamps are fed through conveyor belt
or manual inlet.
Phase 1: Intake
Lamps and bulbs are physically de-manufactured
and the machine begins separating glass
and metal components.
Phase 2: Crushing
The machine separates glass and metal
components while cleaning them of
phosphor powder. Phosphor powder
is captured and retained for later retort
and reclamation processes.
Phase 3: Filtration and Cleaning
During phases 1-3, the air is
constantly filtered to keep loose
phosphor powder from escaping
and causing mercury contamination.
Why Recycling Fluorescent Lamps and Bulbs Is Important
Recycling lamps is important to keep mercury vapor out of the environment. While not all lamps contain mercury, those that do can pose an environmental and health risk, especially in large quantities. When the mercury in most lamps joins with calcium phosphate powder the potential for exposure widens. Intentionally broken or improperly disposed of lamps release mercury vapor into the atmosphere where it can be either inhaled by people in the vicinity or enters the water cycle returning as rain. The mercury contaminates the water table, our waterways, the fish that swim in them, and ultimately the human bodies of those who consume those fish.