Midwest’s business plan is straight forward- Keep Business Recycling Simple, Affordable, and Convenient.
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.
Batteries contain chemicals and are regulated as Universal Waste. These chemicals contaminate the environment if they are discarded in ordinary trash and not recycled. Companies are looking for solutions to properly handle this relatively small but regulated waste stream. Batteries that are managed as a waste can be managed as a universal waste if destined for recycling. Generators can opt to manage all batteries as universal waste and lead-acid batteries can be managed as a recyclable material.
Electronic and CRT Recycling
Midwest offers affordable recycling services for computers/electronics, cathode-ray tubes (CRT's), printers, circuit boards, back up systems along with the myriad of industrial electronic waste streams. Midwest de-manufactures equipment into its core components; Plastic, Metal, High and Low grade electronic circuit boards, wire, hard drives, floppy drives... CRT's and other electronic equipment contain high levels of lead and other heavy metals. Recycling is not optional on some waste streams now that all states regulate the disposal of CRTs. Midwest provides certified destruction of your hard-drives and other confidential equipment if requested
Ballasts Recycling (PCB)(DEHP)
PCB (Poly-Chlorinated Biphenyls) is a group of chemicals banned by EPA due to their toxicity. PCBs are a carcinogen and can cause liver damage and a skin condition “chloracne.” PCBs are regulated under TSCA, the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. PCBs are not a waste as defined by RCRA but PCBs are regulated for disposal in 40 CFR 761. Prior to 1978, fluorescent light ballasts were manufactured containing dielectric insulating compounds known as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB). Another harmful chemical (DEHP) was used in the production lighting ballasts until 1985. DEHP is a listed substance regulated under CERCLA. If generators landfill DEHP containing products and the site requires cleanup the generator will be held liable.