Empty Box Recycling Packages

ME-DTC Lighting old Lamps Empty-Box Recycling Packages

Simple, Convenient, Cost Effective recycling of fluorescent, CFL and HID lamps:

Our Empty-Box Recycling Program includes everything you need to be compliant with your state and federal EPA regulations, the proper container, Return instruction to the recycling center, recycling fees, and certificates of recycling



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Our Kits Make It Easy To Recycle Your Old Light Bulbs


No hassle, linear fluorescent, Compact fluorescent & HID lamps recycling.

Many states are now requiring that any type of fluorescent lighting must be recycled by an authorized recycler.  Our kit comes with everything you need to properly recycle your fluorescent, Compact Fluorescent and HID bulbs.  Simply place your spent bubs in the provided disposal bags, store them in the box provided until it is full.  When the box is full, follow the Return Instructions included and call to have Fed-Ex come pick it up. It’s that easy!

Once the recycling kit has been received by our recycler, you will receive a certificate providing proof your bulbs were properly recycled.

You get a peace of mind

knowing that your company is compliant with your state’s and federal EPA regulations. Recycling your lamps and obtaining a certificate of recycling is a guaranteed way to avoid fines and costly enforcment action.


Mercury-containing lamps are managed under both federal and state regulations. Note that regulations may vary from state to state, and some states have regulations that are more stringent than those of the federal government. As a result, you should check with your state and local governments to learn how their regulations apply to you.




Order your Empty-Box for 4' and 8' linear fluorescent, compact fluorescent or HID light bulbs and follow the return instructions included to meet all Federal & State regulations.
- 4FT LAMPS REB004up to 65 4'T12 lamps, up to 140 4'T8 lamps, up to 200 4'T8 lamps 50# max
- 8FT LAMPS REB008up to 30 8'T12 lamps, up to 50 8'T8 lamps
- UBEND RECYCLING REB002up to 30 Ubend lamps
- CFL'SREB050up to 200 CFL lamps (depending on lamp type and size)
- HID'sREB075up to 50 HID lamps (depending on lamp type and size)

What are the proper recycling/disposal procedures for businesses under the Universal Waste Rule?

While disposal requirements for mercury-containing lamps vary from state to state, the federal Universal Waste Rule (see 40 CFR 273) lays out the following basic standards for handling spent lamps:

  • Used lamps that are accumulated for recycling should be stored in packaging that minimizes lamp breakage. Used lamps may be stored in drums, boxes, or the cartons they originally came in. The packaging must remain closed unless lamps are being added or removed. Any broken lamps must be stored separately in a sealed container. Used lamps must be clearly labeled as“;Universal Waste Lamps” or “Waste Lamps” or “Used Lamps.”
  • Used lamps should be stored and handled in a way that prevents breakage. Any releases to the environment from broken lamps must be contained immediately and handled properly. Learn the best way to clean up a broken CFL or other mercury-containing bulb.
  • Businesses are responsible for educating their employees on the proper handling of used mercury-containing lamps and emergency procedures in case of breaks or spills.
  • Businesses may accumulate and store used lamps for up to one year before sending them to a recycler. The container in which the used lamps are stored should be marked with the earliest date that the lamps were placed into the container. Businesses should check with their state or municipality to see if any other regulations apply.
  • Shipments must only be sent to other handlers of universal waste or a final destination facility where recycling occurs. Those transporting waste lamps must comply with Department of Transportation regulations in 49 CFR 171-180. Transporters are responsible for containing any releases to the environment.
  • Neither a business nor transporters may dispose of, dilute (mix with other wastes), or treat mercury-containing lamps. Businesses should check with their state or municipality to see if other regulations apply.