It’s no secret that fluorescent light bulbs should be handled with care and recycled according to regulations put in place by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We have discussed this issue in detail in the past, and even supplied you with a step-by-step process to help get the ball rolling. Now that you have decided to follow those 7 steps, we want to give you a better idea of what your options are for recycling
Mail-In Recycling Program (EverMail)
Our most popular recycling option, used by businesses of all sizes, is our mail-in program, EverMail. To begin using this service for light bulb recycling, you will need to know how many lamps you have and what size they are. We offer boxes for recycling four foot and eight foot lamps, as well as a 5 gallon bucket that is perfect for recycling CFLs. Our four foot and eight foot boxes can each hold roughly 30 T12 lamps and 60 T8 lamps. We also offer a larger four foot box that can hold around 60 T12 lamps and 120 T8 lamps. The light bulb recycling pail can hold up to 90 CFLs. If the number of lamps you have fits into this range, you should consider using the EverMail program. There are a number of features included in each purchase.
- Free shipping (to and from)
- Recycling costs
- Packaging materials
- Certificate of recycling
You can take full advantage of the EverMail program by ordering online
or calling us at (773) 734-9873.
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The best option for larger clients, our dedicated pickup service, serves as an easy and convenient way to get rid of large quantities of light bulbs. Whether you have 500 or 5,000 lamps to recycle, we can send a truck to your location to pick them up and transport them back to our facility. In order to do this, we ask that all materials are packaged according to US Department of Transportation Guidelines
. If materials are not packaged properly, our drivers have the ability to assist in packaging on location for a small fee. This helps ensure that both your company and EverLights will not have to worry about potential fines or other penalties for failing to comply.
To schedule a pickup, or to request pricing for recycling, please give us a call at (773) 734-9873.
The final way to recycle your light bulbs with EverLights is to take advantage of our on-site drop-off service. You can bring any amount of lamps to our warehouse and recycle them on the spot. This is available to all businesses, and is often the most affordable option for those who are in the area on a regular basis. We suggest calling ahead to let us know you are on your way. Doing this will give us a chance to give you a price estimate and will make your trip much easier.
Do you have any questions or comments about recycling your light bulbs or any other universal waste? Let us know in the comment section below. We always love to hear from our readers!