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Why recycle fluorescent lamps (tubes)?

Recycling prevents the release of mercury vapors into the environment.

Small amounts of mercury vapors can be released if the bulbs break and the gas is not contained.

If mercury vapors enter watersheds, it can turn into a substance called methyl-mercury, which can be ingested by fish or wildlife and passed into the food chain.

Upon proper recycling this gas is captured and contained to be disposed of properly.

Additional resources are able to be recycled as well, including the glass, metals, and phosphor powder which, if left in the landfill, are not biodegradable.

Recylcing used lamps is a great way to protect our environment and to dispose of harmful products properly!

How do I recycle fluorescent lamps?

We collect the lamps at our office located at:

2277 E Hubbard Ave, Decatur, IL 62526


If you are only dropping off a few lamps, you do not need to make an appointment, just come into the office and we will direct you from there.

If you are dropping off 10+ lamps, please call ahead so we can prepare to receive them.

How much does it cost?

$.25 per foot

Example: one 4' lamp = $1.

When you arrive to drop off your lamps, please be prepared to pay via cash or check.

Lamps can be boxed, but must be free of stickers, tape, paper, plastic sleeves or other foriegn material.  We do not accept CFL (screw in) lamps.

For more information on lamp recycling and pricing, give us a call. 

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