How it Works: The Lamp Recycling Process

Lamp Recycling - Air Cycle Corp.Ever wonder what happens to all those spent lamps that are shipped from facilities via a Bulb Eater® drum or EasyPak™ container? I did, and learned that in recycling they undergo quite a process of transformation into raw materials for reuse!

First, upon arrival at the recycling center, lamps are automatically fed into pressurized processing machines (which prevent mercury from escaping into the air), while the Bulb Eater drum or EasyPak container is recycled or reused. Next, byproducts like phosphor powder are separated from the glass and metal components, which are stored for reuse. Finally, the mercury is safely isolated and extracted from the other materials. The components are now ready to be turned back into a fluorescent lamp or other product!

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Bulb Eater - Air Cycle Corp.The Bulb Eater® lamp crusher and EasyPak™ mail-in containers make it simple and cost-effective to recycle lamps and other wastes like ballasts, batteries, and electronics, and include time-saving features like visual Recycling Reports and official online Certificates of Recycling. Learn more » Air Cycle recycling solutions

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