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
link to http://www.almr.org/map.html for map of country with locations and contact information
Air Cycle Corporation
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
800-909-9709 (Toll-Free) Fax: 866-909-6725
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lamprecycling.com, www.aircycle.com
Balcan Engineering Ltd.
Worldwide distribution of lamp recycling and mercury recovery technology and equipment. Lamp recycling service in UK. Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
+44 1507 528500
Bethlehem Apparatus Co. Inc.
National recycler of lamps and mercury-wastes. Recovers and refines mercury from products and waste, with worldwide distribution. Bethlehem and Hellertown, PA
DFP Mercury Corp.- and D.F. Goldsmith Chemical & Metal Corp
Refining and worldwide sale and distribution of precious metal products and mercury. Evanston, IL
EcoLights Northwest/Total Reclaim
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
National recycling service provider for lamps, ballasts, batteries, electronics, mercury devices, and fixtures. Pickup service and mail-in programs available. Chicago, IL, Huntsville, AL
773-734-9873 Ext. 115
Regional recycling service and RCRA-Permitted Destination Facility in Midwest US for lamps and mercury recovery. Ingleside, IL
Global Tungsten & Powders Corp.
International company engaged in manufacturing specialty powders, high temperature metallurgy and recovery of phosphors. Towanda, PA; Bruntal, Czech Republic
Lighting Resources Inc.
National recycling service for lamps, ballasts, transformers, and electronic scrap. Ontario, CA; Greenwood, IN; Phoenix, AZ; Fort Worth, TX; Ocala, FL
MRT System, International
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
+46 455 30 28 70 | U.S. Sales 608-233-9022
NLR, Inc. (Next Level for Recycling)
National and regional lamp, e-waste, battery, ballast and mercury device recycling. Provides “BakPak” national pre-paid lamp recycling container program for lamps, cfls and ballasts. East Windsor CT.
888-657-5267 (Toll-Free) | Fax: 860-292-1114
Email: email@example.com, www.nlr-green.com, www.go-bak.com
Recycle Technologies, Inc.
Regional recycling service for lamps, ballasts, batteries, HVAC and electronic scrap. Minneapolis, MN; Milwaukee, WI
Recycling of products and wastes for the recovery and reuse of rare earth elements. San Jose, CA
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
Southeast Recycling Technologies, Inc.
Regional recycling services in Southeast US for lamps and electronic scrap. Johnson City, TN; Memphis, TN; Nashville, TN; Burlington, NC; Kennesaw, GA, Christiansburg, VA
Universal Recycling Technologies (URT), LLC.
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
866-522-7711, 800-755-4117, 608-754-0638
Veolia Environmental Services
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)
WM LampTracker Inc.
Recycler of Lamps, Ballasts, Batteries, and Electronics. Nationwide coverage. Lake Ozark, MO, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN; Phoenix, AZ; Lancaster, PA; Mira Loma, CA; Williamston, SC; Union Grove, WI
Quantities above 500 Lamps: 888-537-4874. Quantities below 500 lamps: Mail back container program- 800-664-1434
Other Lamp Recyclers
A-Tec Recycling, Inc.
Des Moines, IA
AERC Recycling Solutions
American Lamp Recycling
Cleanlites Recycling, Inc. aka USA Lamp and Ballast
Complete Recycling Solutions, LLC
Fall River, MA
Bowling Green, OH
Green Lights Recycling, Inc.
Lamp Recyclers of Louisiana, Inc.
Lamp Recyclers, Inc.
Green Bay, WI
Mercury Technologies of Minnesota
Pine City, MN
Fluorescent Bulb Recyclers in Canada
Aevitas (dba Fluorescent Lamp Recyclers Technologies, Inc)
Ontario Lamp Recyclers
Aevitas (dba Proeco Corporation)
1-800-661-5792 (Toll-Free in Canada and US)
Chem Tech Environmental subsidiary RLF Canada