Fluorescent Lightbulb & Ballast Recycling Program at Meyers
Meyers Electric now offers green-minded consumers the convenience to come in and drop off their unused fluorescent lightbulbs and ballasts. Meyers is joining many companies in the effort to respect the planet by safely ridding it of these items.
Among others, high intensity lamps (HID) contain a very small amount of mercury, an element essential to achieving energy savings. While these lamps help consumers and businesses cut their lighting energy usage and reduce energy costs, it is important that any product containing mercury be properly managed when it becomes waste in order to protect public health and the environment. This is where the experts at Meyers Electric come in; we are providing the community with easy and convenient options for both businesses and consumers to recycle mercury-containing lamps. By recycling a mercury-containing lamp, you will ensure that 99.98% of the mercury used in the lamp is recovered or reused.
Generally, fluorescent lamps are 4-5 times more efficient that incandescent bulbs. One important fact among many is that lamps reduce solid waste, since they last longer than incandescent or halogen lamps and require less frequent replacement. But because energy efficient lighting products contain small amounts of mercury, they should be recycled rather than thrown out so as to keep the mercury from being exposed to the environment. And while these lamps are not a major source of mercury pollution, the improper disposal of large numbers of lamps does add to unnecessary mercury into the environment. Recycling lamps captures the mercury and allows it to be reused.
What kinds of bulbs do we take?
Linear, Compact, Metal Halide, Mercury Vapor, and High Pressure Sodium Bulbs
What kinds of ballasts do we take?
Any and all kinds – just bring what you have into our facility and one of our experts will assist you.
**Meyers Electric is all about educating people about the environmental and financial benefits of having a “green” home or commercial building. We pride ourselves on offering products and services that can improve the energy efficiency of homes and businesses. We are taking an active role in preserving the environment through recycling, reusing and conserving products and supplies in the field, office and home. Let us know how we can help you!