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Recycling of Hazardous Materials

Werner Electric partners with Lamp Recyclers to provide recycling services for hazardous materials such as lamps and computer equipment.

Why Recycle?

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
  • Batteries
  • PCB ballasts

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