Fluorescent Bulb Disposal

We offer fluorescent blub disposal and removal services across the EPA Region 8 states.

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Flourescent Bulb Disposal Solutions for EPA Region 8

Recycling fluorescent lamps in a proper and responsible manner is of utmost importance to protect both our health and the environment. These lamps contain harmful substances that, when disposed of incorrectly, can pose significant risks. 

To ensure safe and efficient processing, we use the ERT’s Green Machine 2010-AF-LSU, the only operating lamp separation machine in the United States equipped with an emergency mercury vapor suppression system. This cutting-edge system provides comprehensive protection for our employees, customers, and the surrounding environment.

At our Colorado facility, we accept various types of lamps, including fluorescent, compact fluorescent (CFLs), high intensity discharge (HIDs), U-tube, and mercury lamps.

Choosing to recycle your lamps is a simple process with Region 8 Enviro. We can provide you with containers for shipment, and we handle your materials in full compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations. By partnering with us, you contribute to a greener future while adhering to environmentally-friendly practices.

Let’s Shape A Sustainable Future

Fluorescent Blub Disposal Process

Step 1: Easy Booking

Schedule In Minutes

Book your waste pickup effortlessly. Give us a call and let us know where, when and what waste you want removed.

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Step 2: Transparent Pricing

No Surprises

You will be provided with a quote on the spot on the phone regarding your waste or service. Once you're satisfied, either drop of the materials, or we schedule a pick up window with you right there on the spot.

A line icon of a box truck. Region 8 Enviro will come to you to collect items and complete services.

Step 3: Stress-Free Pickup or Dropoff

Keep Your Hands Clean

Our reliable team ensures a prompt and efficient pickup, leaving your space clean. We're committed to eco-friendly practices – your waste is responsibly removed and recycled.

Choose simplicity, trust, and a greener planet with Region 8 Enviro.

Safety & Regulation Information


Discover why proper fluorescent bulb disposal is vital, learn about precautions for handling, and get insights on environmental hazards. Embrace responsible practices for a sustainable future!

Can I throw fluorescent bulbs in the regular trash?

No, it is generally not recommended to throw fluorescent bulbs in the regular trash. Fluorescent bulbs contain small amounts of mercury, a hazardous material. Improper disposal in landfills can lead to environmental contamination. Many regions have regulations requiring proper recycling or disposal methods for fluorescent bulbs.

Do I need to take any precautions when handling and storing used fluorescent bulbs?

Yes, it’s advisable to take precautions when handling used fluorescent bulbs. Avoid breaking them, and if a bulb breaks, use gloves and follow cleanup guidelines to minimize exposure to mercury. Store used bulbs in a secure place to prevent breakage and leakage.

Can compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) be recycled along with other types of fluorescent tubes?

In many recycling programs, both compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) and other types of fluorescent tubes can be recycled together. However, it’s essential to check with local recycling facilities or programs to ensure they accept both types, as recycling options can vary.

Are there any potential environmental hazards associated with the disposal of fluorescent bulbs?

Yes, improper disposal of fluorescent bulbs can pose environmental hazards. The bulbs contain mercury, which, if released into the environment, can contaminate soil and water. Recycling or proper disposal is crucial to prevent the release of mercury and minimize environmental impact.