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How Can I Dispose of Old Light Bulbs?

For Professionals - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 4/26/2022

Different light bulb tubes to recycle

As a business, it can be challenging disposing of your old light bulbs. Since different types of bulbs contain different materials, they often have different disposal standards. In addition, many states and municipalities have their own disposal standards which require you to recycle certain types of light bulbs. Because of this, it's not unusual for businesses to keep their spent batteries and bulbs onsite simply because they don't know what to do with them. Unfortunately, this poses a number of problems. Not only does this tie up valuable storage space, it can be a safety liability too. If you're struggling with what to do with your old light bulbs, Batteries Plus can help.

Does Batteries Plus Recycle Light Bulbs?

Batteries Plus offers recycling to our business account holders. When you partner with Batteries Plus, our representatives will work with you to help develop a recycling program that works for you. Whether you're looking for ongoing recycling services or a one-time disposal solution as part of a relamping or retrofitting project, we can craft a plan to fit your business' unique needs. Since our stores feature evening and weekend hours, we also offer a great deal of flexibility in regard to pickup times and options.

Plus, all of the companies we contract with are certified in full compliance with all federal, state, municipal, EPA and DOT regulations. If you require documentation, our representatives will work with you to provide you with the material you need for your records.

Does Batteries Plus Recycle Fluorescent Light Bulbs?

Each year, we recycle over 30,000 pounds of ballasts and over half a million pounds of light bulbs in these categories:

  • LEDs
  • CFLs
  • Incandescents
  • Circular fluorescents
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • U bend fluorescents
  • Halogens
  • Metal halide bulbs
  • High pressure sodium bulbs
  • Plastic coated & shatter shield bulbs
  • Germicidal & UV lamps
  • Mercury vapor bulbs
  • Cold cathode bulbs

Learn How Batteries Plus Can Benefit Your Business

Light bulbs aren't all that we accept, we also recycle batteries too, including lead acid, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, lithium-ion and more. Visit our Recycling Page for more details. While you're there, consider signing up for one of our free business accounts  . Once you do, you'll be eligible for a number of valuable benefits, including discount volume pricing on thousands of power and lighting solutions, fast, local delivery and access to a dedicated advisor who can answer all of your questions.

Want to learn more about what Batteries Plus can do for your business? Read our articles entitled "How Can a Business Reduce Electricity Costs?" and "How Switching to a Better Battery Can Help Save Your Business Money."

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