Several options of disposal services are available, so you can customize services as needed for your unique business.
If your business generates only a small amount of lamps and batteries,
recycling can be facilitated through a "box program". In a box program, a
container is provided to the owner/manager who fills it. When the
container is full, it can be sent to any recycler via a prepaid ground
mail shipment program. Labels and shipping papers are provided to the
building owner/manager by the recycling company.
If your business generates large amounts of lamps and batteries,
recyclers can arrange “milk-run” pick-ups. Waste is picked up by a
vendor on a scheduled basis and transported to a certified reclamation
or recycling facility. If your business generates very large amounts of
used universal waste lamps, these can be picked up in trailer loads as
When preparing batteries for storage and eventual disposal, it is important to follow safe storage procedures to avoid injury, property damage, and liability risk. These procedures include discharging terminals with non-electrical duct tape and ensuring that casing as not been damaged. For this and other important information on safe battery storage,
For materials other than lamps and batteries, contact a disposal contractor
to discuss options that best suit your business needs.