What We Recycle
NLR Specializes in Universal Waste
While we would like to help recycle all universal wastes, we are only permitted to handle certain categories. This is a result of the overlap of regulations, our specific facilities, and other factors. NLR handles universal wastes including lamps and bulbs, E-Waste and IT assets, batteries, lighting ballasts, and mercury devices. These universal wastes are mostly solid universal wastes. We currently cannot and do not accept liquid wastes such as pesticides, acids, and other categories. If you’re unsure as to what type of universal waste you are trying to recycle, our highly qualified sales team are available to assist you with any questions you may have.
Permitted Waste Types
Lamps (Light Bulbs)
All mercury style lamps. Linear lamps, CFL/PL, HID/HPS, and more lamps.
E-Waste and IT Assets
Computers, computer accessories, servers, hard drives, office electronics, consumer electronics, and more.
Lead acid, alkaline, nickel cadmium, lithium ion, and other batteries.
PCB, non-PCB lighting ballasts.
Other equipment that contains mercury including thermostats, thermometers, switches, relays, medical equipment, and more.
If you want more information about NLR recycles only specific universal wastes. We do not accept single stream recycling and we cannot handle pesticides or other liquid wastes
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Our prepaid mail-back program is safe,
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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.
Items NLR Does Not Accept
We get a lot of questions about what we can and cannot recycle. NLR is a not a single-stream recycling center for consumer commodities. We deal specifically in the recycling and responsible disposal of universal waste. As we are a permitted destination facility for universal waste we must comply with EPA, DOT, and DEEP rules and regulations. While we would like to help with all your universal waste needs, our permit allows us to manage lamps (light bulbs), E-Waste, batteries, lighting ballasts, and other mercury devices. These are generally solid-waste items, or universal wastes with liquid components sealed in a solid container (such as car batteries or mercury containing devices like thermometers and thermostats.) We cannot accept pesticides or other liquid universal wastes.
NLR does not accept the following US DOT hazardous waste material
- Explosives and shock sensitive materials
- Flammable Gas
- Poisonous Gas
- Flammable Liquids
- Self-reactive substances/solid desensitized explosives
- Dangerous when wet materials
- Infectious substances
- Radioactive material.
If you’re unsure if any of your waste falls under these categories, or if you need further guidance please call us at 877-822-4733.