Recycling Lamps, Ballast and Lighting Components

Lighting Component Recycling

Veolia North America uses an advanced, automated, dry-separation process to separate lamp waste into glass, metals and mercury-contaminated phosphor powder.

Through our process, roughly 96% of total bulb weight is recovered as glass; 2% as aluminum; less than 2% as phosphor powder; and less than 1% as mercury for refining.  Phosphor powder is retorted or distilled by Veolia to recover hazardous mercury. Lamp ballast are separated by type and decontaminated as needed to remove poly-chlorinated biphenyls for recycling, incineration or disposal.
 

CUSTOMIZE YOUR RECYCLING PROGRAM

Veolia will work with you and your team to:
  • Assess and thoroughly understand your recycling requirements
  • Establish a small or large quantity collection or recycling program for lamps, ballast and lighting components
  • Help you maintain compliance
  • Help you select the most convenient service intervals for your business
Veolia features:
  • Easy-to-use, prepaid, RecyclePak® mailing containers for small quantities of lamps and light bulbs, including fluorescent tubes and ballast
  • Convenient, on-time pickups for large quantities of waste materials such as pallets, cubic yard boxes and drums
  • Documented compliance certificates to help you prove compliance with state and federal regulations
  • A nationwide network of experienced recycling representatives who work directly with businesses in your area
     

FACILITIES

Veolia operates four fully-permitted lamp recycling and universal waste recycling facilities in the United States.  As required by law, Veolia maintains fully-funded closure plans for these facilities.

Our recycling facilities are:
  • Fully-permitted and state licensed
  • State permitted for universal waste
  • Audited by federal and state regulatory agencies
  • CHWMEG audited
Veolia offers:
  • Company-owned transportation
  • An audited network of approved third-party transporters

ITEMS ACCEPTED

We recycle a variety of mercury-containing lamps, ballast and lighting components including:
  • Straight fluorescent lamps
  • Compact fluorescent lamps
  • U-shaped or u-tube lamps
  • Circular fluorescent lamps
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps
  • Neon lamps
  • LED lamps
  • Shatterproof and other specialty lamps
  • Crushed lamps
  • PCB ballast
  • Non-PCB ballast
  • Lighting fixtures

COMPLIANCE

Veolia helps you:
  • Ensure that the handling, transport, recycling, reuse and disposal of all waste products meets state and federal regulations
  • Protect against liability
Veolia recycling:
  • Meets or exceeds the standards set by the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Complies with the Universal Waste Rule
  • Provides contractors operations and professional services protection (COPS)
  • Maintains excess umbrella coverage to protect against liability
  • Offers technical expertise in hazardous waste, including compliance management solutions and training

INDUSTRIES SERVED

  • ​Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Construction
  • Electronics
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Petrochemical & Refining
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Power
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Semiconductor & Metals
  • Facilities

    FACILITIES

    Veolia operates four fully-permitted lamp recycling and universal waste recycling facilities in the United States.  As required by law, Veolia maintains fully-funded closure plans for these facilities.

    Our recycling facilities are:
    • Fully-permitted and state licensed
    • State permitted for universal waste
    • Audited by federal and state regulatory agencies
    • CHWMEG audited
    Veolia offers:
    • Company-owned transportation
    • An audited network of approved third-party transporters
  • Items Accepted

    ITEMS ACCEPTED

    We recycle a variety of mercury-containing lamps, ballast and lighting components including:
    • Straight fluorescent lamps
    • Compact fluorescent lamps
    • U-shaped or u-tube lamps
    • Circular fluorescent lamps
    • High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps
    • Neon lamps
    • LED lamps
    • Shatterproof and other specialty lamps
    • Crushed lamps
    • PCB ballast
    • Non-PCB ballast
    • Lighting fixtures
  • Compliance

    COMPLIANCE

    Veolia helps you:
    • Ensure that the handling, transport, recycling, reuse and disposal of all waste products meets state and federal regulations
    • Protect against liability
    Veolia recycling:
    • Meets or exceeds the standards set by the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
    • Complies with the Universal Waste Rule
    • Provides contractors operations and professional services protection (COPS)
    • Maintains excess umbrella coverage to protect against liability
    • Offers technical expertise in hazardous waste, including compliance management solutions and training
  • Industries Served

    INDUSTRIES SERVED

    • ​Automotive
    • Chemical
    • Construction
    • Electronics
    • Government
    • Healthcare
    • Manufacturing
    • Petrochemical & Refining
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Power
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Semiconductor & Metals