The Bulb Eater 3 drum top fluorescent lamp crusher with Intelli Technology is the most fun you can have disposing of lamps, but it’s also much more. This incredible innovation brings to mind efficiency, compliance, and most of all, safety. Mercury is a nerve poison that, when vaporized, can easily be absorbed into the lungs and blood stream. Federal regulations protect workers, and fines for improper disposal could be as much as $32,000 per occurrence.
Among the many reasons to use the Bulb Eater 3®, which crushes an entire pallet of lamps into a 55-gallon drum, is the reduction of risk and liability associated with improper disposal. EPA studies have shown an estimated 2-3% accidental breakage rate while handling bulbs for pickup, releasing dangerous mercury gas into the work environment. The Bulb Eater 3 reduces labor by up to 20 hours per 1,000 lamps, which reduces time handling bulbs and chances of accidental breakage. Workers are safer, and liability is reduced.
This single model is capable of crushing straight linear lamps of any length, as well as U-tubes and CFL’s. A single 4-foot fluorescent lamp is crushed in less than 1 second, while the 5-stage filter system captures mercury vapors for an impressive 0.001% emission rate.
Keeping your maintenance staff and employees safe comes with benefits:
- Eliminate storage hassles – eliminate the storage of 1,000 lamps in a single drum that is easily picked up and replaced for recycling at a certified facility.
- Cut costs – by pre-crushing your fluorescent lamp waste, facilities can save money on lamp recycling costs. Savings can range anywhere from a dime to $1 per lamp.
- Nationwide recycling program – Air Cycle leverages a variety of nationwide recycling pickup locations for your convenience. Fully permitted trucks transport your fluorescent lamp waste.
- Certificates of Recycling are provided once lamps have been recycled.
Air Cycle Corporation is a sustainable solutions and technologies company, providing innovative tools and services that are easy to use, improve results, save money, and are environmentally protective. Air Cycle is committed to developing those tools and services in order to help people, protect our environment, and create opportunity for our team and partners.