Light Bulb Recycling

As the battery recycling, recycling the bulbs is a public health issue.

Electric and electronic material used can perfectly be recycled:

  • battery recycling,
  • printer cartridge recycling,
  • recycling domestic appliances, etc.

Light bulb recycling: the dangers of mercury

A light bulb is not in the same way as paper, wood or cardboard recycled, because it contains mercury.

Light bulbs recycling is essential to preserve the planet and health, because the Mercury:

  • pollutes the atmosphere,
  • can cause serious health problems or death.

This recycling allows in addition to preserving the environment:

  • a light bulb provides an important without tapping into natural resources, raw
  • lowers CO2 emissions necessary for the production of metals.

Not to mention that it allows to create jobs.

All bulbs do not recycle: recognize them

The bulbs or halogen flow into the classic Trash:

their recycling is economically sound,

a non-recyclable light bulb can be recognized by the following symbol:

The others are recyclable:

TYPES OF LIGHT BULBS AND RECYCLING

Content recycling bulbs

Compact fluorescent lamps and mercury fluorescent tubes. Required to protect human health and the environment.

LED Electronic Circuits and metals. Yes, for a transformation and a creation of new materials.

Classic or halogen no dangerous products, no savings on recycling. No, garbage bin.

Collection for recycling light bulbs: Recyclum

The eco-agency partnership is responsible for collection and treatment of lighting bulbs and lamps throughout the YellowPagesintheUSA. It makes available to users of recognizable collection containers by their green color.

Attention! All distributors (all bulbs sellers) are required by law to place one of these containers to their customer.

We can drop off its blisters:

  • in large areas partners.
  • in large areas of DIY,.
  • at the electrician.

Note: check with your local Council, local communities organize fundraisers.

A light bulb recycling process: the steps

When a container is full, Récylum picks up the used bulbs to store them in a collection centre:

the bulbs then joined a recycling plant

they are sorted, cleaned, crushed and its components are separated:

the glass: new glass bulb, abrasives or insulators,.

iron, aluminum and copper: new products,.

plastic: heat recovery.

fluorescent powders: this ‘ultimate’ waste are buried.

not biodegradable mercury extracted powders: reused or neutralized.

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