NAHMMA Trade Show

The North American Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) is the premier association for professionals on a mission to reduce and manage household hazardous waste. NAHMMA is a non-profit organization that supports its members with access to exclusive training opportunities and a nationwide network of people involved in the household hazardous waste management industry. The company supports the proper collection of products that contain hazardous components for recycling and proper treatment. NAHMMA will be hosting their 2017 national conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida, at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort from Sunday, August 13th until Friday, August 18th. Air Cycle will be present to talk to meeting participants about our products and services.

We are dedicated to providing simple, sustainable solutions and technologies to assist facilities in their recycling goals. Our solutions help you easily, and safely, recycle fluorescent lamps, batteries, and e-waste. Our products and services are designed to enable you to implement a comprehensive environmental program for your facility.

We will be attending the 2017 NAHMMA National Conference, promoting our Bulb Eater series, EasyPak, Bulk Pickup Services, and Total Program Management services approach.

With our Bulb Eater, many Household Hazardous Waste programs are using this technology to minimize physical labor and recycling costs. Since Bulb Eater technology can process a fluorescent lamp of any size, it makes fluorescent lamp storage safer and consumes much less space than storing lamps intact.

Our EasyPak sustainable program is an alternative for recycling lamps, batteries, electronics, and thermostat recycling containers at smaller collection facilities or in remote areas. All you have to do is fill the containers with the spent materials return them using the pre-paid UPS shipping label.

We also offer Bulk pickup services, which can pick up full drums from your Bulb Eater use or intact lamps. It can also pick up intact ballasts, batteries, and electronic waste.

To learn more about Air Cycle and how we can help you save money (while saving the earth), connect with us at the NAHMMA Trade Show in August or online!

School’s Out, Let Summer Maintenance Projects Begin

School is out for summer, leaving the school open for those large maintenance projects that you’ve been putting off all year. Are you tackling any large lighting projects this summer? Air Cycle can take the recycling headaches from you and allow you to spend more time on the projects themselves, making your school more resourceful. Choose one of these three easy solutions to recycle your fluorescent spent lamps the right way.

  • With Air Cycle’s Bulb Eater®, schools can process fluorescent lamps of all sizes, thereby minimizing physical labor, spent lamp storage space, and recycling costs. Investing in The Bulb Eater® is the first step to retrofitting a school’s recycling plan and creating a safe work environment with its on-site lamp crushing capability, that can be used year-round.
  • Air Cycle offers Bulk Pickup Recycling Services. These services can be scheduled online or by phone, to recycle waste and establish a cost-effective solution for recycling, which also provides your recycling history and certificates of recycling. Our Bulk Pickup services can pick up full drums from your Bulb Eater use or intact ballasts, batteries, and electronic waste.
  • For smaller quantities, the EasyPak Sustainable Program is another alternative to recycling lamps, ballasts, batteries, electronics and thermostat recycling containers. Simply fill the EasyPak boxes or bins with the spent waste material and return them using the provided pre-paid UPS shipping label. For records and reports, EasyPak even provides your school’s recycling history and a certificate of recycling.

If your existing recycling program takes more time than you have, or you simply want to start a recycling program, Air Cycle wants to help your school make it as elementary as possible. Air Cycle’s Total Program Management will walk your school through the process with consultation, regular guidance, and even training to result in a hassle-free, eco-friendly program. Enjoy our short, provided video to learn more about Total Program Management and see if it’s right for your school.

Air Cycle is committed to broadening your school’s recycling programs. Save time and money with our services. Contact us to start your plan today before summer flies by. Visit aircycle.com or call 800.909.9709 to speak with a recycling specialist about how we can help you with your summer re-lamping and/or retrofitting project.

Make Your Life Simpler and Celebrate National Spring Cleaning Week

Have you ever wondered how the term Spring Cleaning arose? Did you know that March 6 through 12 was National Spring Cleaning Week? You may be surprised to learn that this annual ritual is centuries old and is performed across the globe among various civilizations and religious groups. From opening the windows and enjoying fresh spring air to conducting a thorough cleaning of your humble abode, this time of year is an opportunity to take stock in why you have to do this in the first place and what you could possibly change to make this daunting task less daunting.

At Air Cycle, we understand that a method devoted to waste stockpiles that have accumulated over the winter doesn’t need to be a part of your spring cleaning ritual. Let us help you set up a recycling program that works for you year round. Our Total Program Management 7-Step Process will help you establish and measure your recycling goals and put in place an easy to use recycling program that works for you throughout the year. Our team is passionate about what we can offer businesses and we’re sharing a few highlights on how our unparalleled services will help your business run smoother and your recycling program easier:

  1. Organization
    Our program design and products allow your recycling program to stay organized with ease. One of our expert consultants will meet with you to evaluate your facility’s situation and help you set achievable recycling goals that are then set out in a plan best suited to your company’s unique needs.
  1. Efficiency
    Not only is using our Air Cycle Total Program Management easy and organized; it promotes efficiency and safety for everyone involved. Eliminate time consuming and costly programs that provide undocumented benefits. With the help of our products and services, recycling is an easy and necessary addition to your business.
  1. Business Pride
    Social and economical responsibility are no longer just terms thrown around. Sustainability practices is no longer simply a buzz word, it is an operating philosophy. It’s how businesses operate and it’s an opportunity for you to inspire employees and fellow companies to make a difference, as well as show your customers you care. Our up to date reports and sustainability data provide you with the information necessary to show how your company is impacting the environment in a positive way.

Make this year’s National Spring Cleaning week the last one that contains fluorescent lamps, batteries and ballasts action plans. If you’re looking for simple sustainable solutions for recycling and leaving your green footprint, call us today for a consultation and to start your Total Program Management project.

Simple Sustainable Solutions for the Largest and Most Commonly Generated Wastes

Some commonly used items contain hazardous materials that represent environmental risks when discarded and landfilled. Others, like food waste represents 35-40% of landfill receipts each year. Environmentally conscious recycling and compliance with state and federal regulations on recycling is a priority, particularly for large companies and those with a commitment to sustainable practices. Facilities can rely on Air Cycle to provide simple sustainable solutions for these commonly generated wastes.  Continue reading “Simple Sustainable Solutions for the Largest and Most Commonly Generated Wastes”

Searching for the Perfect Recycling Solution for Your Facility?

“I’m not sure which universal waste recycling solution is right for my facility. How much storage space do I have to store material waiting for recycling? Is there a solution for limited storage space?”

Continue reading “Searching for the Perfect Recycling Solution for Your Facility?”

Our New Year’s Resolutions – Improve Efficiency and Safety, Save Space!

Improve Recycling Efficiency 

The Bulb Eater® effectively crushes lamps and captures mercury vapor in under one second, saving roughly 20 hours of labor per 1000 lamps. Pre-crushing lamps saves money by having less to ship, saving anywhere from 10 cents to $1 per lamp! Our nationwide recycling program covers 48 states and we can also recycle your used batteries, electronics, and ballasts when we service your crushed lamps. Continue reading “Our New Year’s Resolutions – Improve Efficiency and Safety, Save Space!”

A Year of Simple, Sustainable Solutions from Air Cycle

Recognizing Our Environmental Heroes

This year, Air Cycle launched our Hero of the Month program in an effort to recognize organizations and facilities that go above and beyond to practice sustainability behind the scenes and on the frontlines. We visited Fairfax County Schools to talk about their safe and efficient lamp recycling program, as well as their commitment to keeping environmental sustainability in the curriculum. The Humane Society of the United States lent us a paw in spreading the word about the Bulb Eater® 3, our safe and efficient drum top lamp crusher.

If you’d like to nominate your facility for our Hero of the Month program, click here to apply!


Introducing Total Program Management

Earlier in 2016, we showcased  a comprehensive recycling solution to fit multi-location facilities like a glove – Total Program Management. By combining all of the simple, sustainable solutions that Air Cycle has to offer and customizing a program specifically for your organization, we’re able to cut costs and eliminate the need to offer multiple contract awards, and more importantly provide you with comprehensive recycling metrics that you can boast about. Watch our video to learn more.


Advancing Food Waste Diversion

Diverting food waste from landfills has been at the forefront of our environmental efforts in 2016. The cost and environmental impact of landfilling organic waste is astronomical. (Read more about the effects of transporting food waste on the environment and your bottom line here.)

This food waste diversion program eliminates the need to transport food waste to landfills, as the waste is odorously treated on-site and transformed into environmentally safe water and carbon dioxide.


Traveling Abroad – Air Cycle Joins Waste and Sanitech India

Environmental sanitation and waste management are becoming major public health issues in India, and new ideas and concepts for Solid Waste Management are being sought to solve these issues. As part of this initiative, the Indian government enacted new regulations in 2016 that regulate the proper recycling of mercury containing lamps. That’s why we were proud to be a part of Waste & Sanitech India 2016 in support of the Clean India Mission.

This exhibition and conference provided useful insights and solutions for developing 100 environmentally smart cities all over the country. From municipal waste to e-waste, bio-medical to organic, the convention offered an opportunity for government institutions, local authorities, architects, and more to explore innovative sustainable solutions options.

Give Thanks for Food Waste Diversion from EnviroPure

As we gather around the table this Thanksgiving, the mind goes to one place: everything that we have to be thankful for. Our health, a roof over our heads, an excellent fantasy football lineup. But for facilities managers, the mind might wander a little further off. ‘Where is all of this food waste going?’ Continue reading “Give Thanks for Food Waste Diversion from EnviroPure”

What We’re Thankful for: 5 Helpful Resources for Facilities Managers

As 2016 draws to an end, we can’t help but think of how much we learned in a year’s time. This week, we’re compiling a list of resources for facilities managers, straight from the most trusted publications in the industry. If you haven’t already come across these insightful articles this year, click through to hear from industry experts on retrofit planning, long-term maintenance, facilities management trend projections, and more. Continue reading “What We’re Thankful for: 5 Helpful Resources for Facilities Managers”

This Election Season, Vote GREEN with Air Cycle

Unlike choosing a future President of the United States, finding a recycling solution for your organization includes many viable options. All of your universal waste, from linear fluorescent lamps to old electronics, can be safely and efficiently recycled with Air Cycle’s simple, sustainable solutions. So, how will you choose? Continue reading “This Election Season, Vote GREEN with Air Cycle”