Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling



Midwest provides lamp recycling solutions that are second to none. Our facility accepts intact and pre-crushed lamps of all sizes and types. Midwest accompanies a certificate of recycling with all invoices.

Midwest accepts complete lighting systems and fixtures for recycling. Midwest dismantles and recycles your lighting equipment and furnishes a certificate of recycling for the whole assembly.

Midwest recycles any lamp you have:

  • Fluorescent Tubes (all lengths and diameters)
  • Plastic Coated and Shatter shield
  • Compact Fluorescent (with and without ballast)
  • Circular Fluorescent
  • U-Bend Fluorescent
  • Biax
  • Ultra Violet (UV)
  • Flood Lamps
  • Incandescent
  • Halogen
  • Neon, Argon and other Cold Cathode
  • High Intensity Discharge (Bi-Metal, Metal Halide, High Pressure Sodium)

The green tip lamps contain levels of mercury that fail the safe TCLP level rendering it the same as other lamps. The lamp manufacturers simply place buffering agents in the lamp that prevent the mercury from showing up during a traditional TCLP analysis. Green tip lamps use of buffering agents increase risk to the environment and legal risk to the generator of the waste.

NOTE: The law requires lab analysis of a controlled waste stream prior to being disposed as common refuse. Fluorescent lamp waste of any sort in a dumpster with no lab analysis is a serious EPA violation.

Have a lighting product you are unsure about risks or recycling requirements?

Simply call Midwest.