Recycling of Hazardous Materials
Werner Electric partners with Lamp Recyclers to provide recycling services for hazardous materials such as lamps and computer equipment.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, a variety of lamps and bulbs contain toxic heavy metals, like lead and mercury, which can harm the environment if improperly disposed of. Recycling intact lamps is the most cost-effective way to manage mercury-containing lamps as a hazardous waste. It also reduces the risk of mercury vapor release, which can contaminate lakes and streams.
Types of Lamps
1. Fluorescent lamps
First used as overhead lighting in offices, these tube-style lamps now also come in compact globe shapes for a variety of home and office uses.
2. Mercury vapor lamps
The first high intensity discharge (HID) lamps with blue-white light, originally used as farmyard lights.
3. Metal halide lamps
Newer, more efficient HID lights found in homes and businesses.
4. High-pressure sodium vapor lamps
These yellow-white HID lights are used for street lamps and outdoor security lighting.
5. Low-pressure sodium vapor lamps
These orange HID lamps are used primarily in commercial settings.
6. Incandescent lights
Standard electric light bulbs used in homes and businesses.
Other products recycled by Lamp Recyclers
- Computer components
- PCB ballasts
- Non-PCB ballasts Contact usfor more information.
For additional information please visit
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers
Solid Waste Association of North America
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency