Federal regulations classify four categories as universal waste: batteries, pesticides, mercury-containing equipment, and mercury lamps. Though these products contain hazardous materials, they are all quite common. Businesses and households all generate universal waste, many not realizing the impact on our environment. While federal and state regulators may not police individual households, you can be assured they are observing the accumulation of waste made by facilities and businesses.
Universal waste regulations are designed to reduce hazardous waste by making it easier to recycle. Whatever your reason for recycling – commitment to the environment, health, safety, legal requirements, or all these – we all ultimately enjoy the money savings, as well. For example, over the lifecycle of a fluorescent lamp, the cost to recycle is only 1% of the cost of ownership. This is minimal compared to the exorbitant fees in fines and enforcement action a facility may incur in not properly recycling this universal waste.
Air Cycle Corporation is committed to assist small and large facilities alike in reducing their impact on the waste problem and saving money at the same time. That is why we offer several options for recycling solutions. The Bulb Eater® 3L with Intelli Technology® is our newest addition to our lineup of money-saving options. This machine crushes straight fluorescent lamps of all lengths, u-tubes and CFL’s into 100% recyclable material while capturing over 99.99% of vapors released. This technologically advanced, on-site lamp crushing system reduces labor, lamp storage space needs, and generates savings.
Learn more about how your facility can save more time and money with our comprehensive and nationwide service. Contact us today to talk to one of our experts about our brand new Bulb Eater® 3L and how it reduces recycling costs and saves space more than ever before!