Small Business and Residential
Even a small amount of mercury can harm the environment. Every fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) contains mercury and should be recycled.
ECOLIGHTS PRE-PAID RECYCLING KITS: Visit our online store to purchase recycling kits for all types and quantities of fluorescent lights and CFLs. If you’re recycling the straight fluorescent lights from your warehouse or switching your home to energy efficient CFLs, we have a safe and cost-effective solution.
DROP-OFF: Eliminate shipping and transportation charges by dropping off your lamps off at any of our locations, or with one of our authorized collection partners.
We take our responsibility to our customers and to the environment seriously. We maintain our own Environmental Health and Safety department to ensure that our customers stay in compliance with current environmental regulations. If for any reason we can’t service you, we’ll direct you to resources or organizations that will assist you in your effort to recycle your materials safely.
Starting January 1, 2013, it will be illegal for businesses and residents to throw mercury-containing lights in the trash. EcoLights has the information on the law and what it means for you.
All fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) contain small amounts of mercury. Nationwide, only about 25% of the 680 million lights discarded each year are recycled. The remainder is disposed of in solid waste landfills and incinerators. In Washington this represents over 15 million lamps per year.