Recycling has become second nature to a large portion of the country but that's when it comes to the common recyclables likes aluminum and plastic. However, lamps are a very important and necessary recyclable as thousands and thousands of businesses, facilities, warehouses, and homes use flourecent lamps. That means there are hundreds millions of lamps out there that, if just thrown away, could have negative financial, environmental, and public relation risks on a company.
Just throwing out worn out or broken lamps is something that seems almost too easy to not do for a business. However, it's not only wasteful but also can now be against the law. The disposal of fluorescent lamps is actually a violation of both state and federal environmental regulations. That's because the mercury that is inside of the lamps are potentally toxic as just one gram of the mercury could pollut a 20-acre lake for an entire year. This could mean contaminated drinking water, wildlife and food.
With environmental protection on the line, the government officials are not only investigating but also enforcing the laws and handing out large violation citations to businesses all around the country.
Add in how "going green" and doing whatever possible to let your consumers and clients know that your business cares is fantastic from both a business and PR standpoint.
That's why recycling lamps still matters.
Recycling fluorescent lamps is very simple and necessary for both business and environmental reasons. So, if you're looking for more information on how you can recycle lamps, contact us at Hi-Lite today for details on our bulk pickup recycling services and pre-paid recycling program.