Non PCB Ballast
Who Must Recycle
How it Works
Who We Serve
DEP Fact Sheet
Perdido Landfill Policy
Mercury's Impact on the Environment
Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling in Northwest Florida
fluorescent lighting saves energy and money, it presents a special
disposal consideration. Recycling solves this problem by separating
the crushed components into reusable mercury, glass, aluminum, lead,
copper and ash. None of the byproducts go to landfills - all materials
are sold to industries and reused.
Florida has some of the toughest disposal
prohibitions in the country on mercury-containing lamps. As of July
1, 1994, commercially-used fluorescent lamps may only be disposed
of through a landfill designated for hazardous waste or through
a special recycling process. There are no hazardous waste disposal
sites in the state of Florida.
Pensacola Recycling, Inc. has specialized in mercury recycling
since 1995. For information about how we can help you dispose of
your fluorescent lamps or other listed materials, call 850 432-7833.
Don't forget to mention you saw our website when you contact us!
We also recycle HID lamps, batteries, devices containing mercury, ballast from flourescent lamps, computer parts, and a range of other materials. See What We Recycle for more information.
"Mercury is a persistent
and chronic health threat to solid waste workers. It also presents
an expensive problem to remove the mercury from the landfill leachate.
Therefore, the best management practice for mercury-containing devices
Former Department of Solid Waste Management, Escambia County, Florida
**department of Solid Waste Management-Environment Manager is now Ron Hixson**
Read more >>
"These types of spent lamps have been banned from solid waste
incineration since July 1, 1994, in any quantity."
Florida Department of Environmental Protection,
Managing Spent Fluorescent and High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps,
A Fact Sheet For Florida Businesses and Government Facilities
Read more >>