NEMA maintains this list of companies in the United States and Canada that claim to recycle spent mercury-containing lamps or handle lamps so as to ensure they end up at a recycling facility. In the U.S., recycling companies must meet the definition of a “Destination Facility” and operate under a state permit or RCRA-equivalent authority to perform lamp recycling (per RCRA 40 CFR §273.6). Handlers are either generators or third party brokers that collect lamps and get them to recyclers.
INCLUSION ON THESE LISTS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION BY NEMA OF THE COMPANIES OR THEIR TECHNOLOGIES. NEMA RESERVES THE RIGHT IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION TO EXCLUDE COMPANIES FROM THIS LISTING. PERSONS CONTACTING THE LISTED COMPANIES SHOULD MAKE THEIR OWN INVESTIGATIONS AND DETERMINATIONS ABOUT THE COSTS AND APPROPRIATENESS OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE LISTED COMPANIES.
The Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers (ALMR) is a national organization that represents lamp recyclers, Universal Waste Handlers, mercury and rare earth element reclamation companies, and related equipment manufacturers. ALMR member companies network with each other so that lamps can be collected and recycled from anywhere in the country. Additional information about lamp recycling can be found at www.almr.org . The International Association of Lighting Maintenance Companies (NALMCO, www.nalmco.org) represents lighting maintenance companies in the US, which may provide spent lamp management recycling services as part of their lighting maintenance operations.
ALMR Lamp Recyclers, Service Providers and Equipment Manufacturers
Manufactures lamp crushing equipment for worldwide distribution; national service provider for recycling lamps, ballasts, batteries, and electronic products. Quantities above 500 lamps: The Bulb Eater and bulk pickup services.Quantities below 500 lamps: EasyPak mail-back container program. Lisle, IL
National service provider for recycling lamps, ballasts, batteries, and electronic products, mercury devices, and whole lighting fixtures, CRTs and electronic scrap. Pickup service and mail-in programs available. Seattle, WA
Quantities above 500 Lamps: (888) 214-2327. Quantities below 500 lamps: Mail back container program – (888) 214-2327
Swedish manufacturer of systems for fluorescent lamp recycling and mercury recovery with worldwide distribution. Sweden, Bahrain, Brazil, China, France, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, USA & Canada
Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from recycled lamps and production of precursors for lighting phosphors. Worldwide manufacturing of specialty chemicals for sustainable development, with 11 Global Business Units that partner with firms in the automotive, electronics, flavors and fragrances, health, personal and home care markets, consumer goods and industrial markets. Cranbury, NJ
National recycling services for lamps, CRTs and electronic scrap. U.S. manufacturer of lamp and electronic recycling systems with worldwide distribution. Portsmouth, NH; Dover, NH; Janesville, WI; Fort Worth, TX; Clackamas, OR; Oakdale, MN; Newport, ME; Endicott, NY
International recycling service for lamps, ballasts, mercury, and electronic scrap. Port Washington, WI; Phoenix, AZ; Tallahassee, FL; Stoughton, MA; Flanders, NJ; Sacramento, CA; Kent, WA; Albany, NY; Morrow, GA; collection throughout U.S. France (Limay, Castelnau-le-Lez, Geonesse) Norway (Trondheim)