If you are a residential customer and have less than 40 bulbs, contact your local city hall and ask if your city has drop off locations for its residents to dispose of light bulbs.
How Does The Mail Back Recycling Kit Program Work:
1. Our pre-paid recycling program is for lamps/bulbs, exit signs, ballasts, batteries, electronics and thermostats. Each North Carolina light bulb recycling kits price includes a container, all shipping costs to the recycling center, recycling costs and a certificate of recycling. You should receive your container(s) in 3-8 business days or less once ordered. You have one year to return them to us. On the website businesses can choose which containers will best serve their light bulb recycling needs. Containers are available for fluorescent lamps, CFLs, ballasts, batteries, electronics, and thermostats.
2. Once the containers have been received a business can fill them up at their own pace. Each container is pre-printed with simple step-by-step instructions in both English and Spanish.
3. When a container is filled and sealed, the business can call the FedEx phone number that comes on each box to schedule a pre-paid pickup from their location. The filled container will be delivered for recycling to one of BulbCycle’s permitted facilities located within the United States.
If you would like to pay buy invoice with net payment terms and purchase orders please ask our representatives for our vendor program forms.
North Carolina Light Bulb Recycling Locations
At BulbCycle Light Bulb Recycling and Disposal, we work with government, private companies, hospitals, banks, retail stores, schools, and colleges throughout all of the state of North Carolina. We support Fluorescent lamp recycling and disposal from all the regions throughout the state. These areas include: North North Carolina, Central North Carolina, Southeast North Carolina the Mountain Region, the Piedmont Plateau Region, and the Coastal Region. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Call us at (858) 412-6536 with any questions regarding recycling disposal of lamps or bulbs in your area.
Where to recycle dispose of lamps and Fluorescent light bulbs in North Carolina? We support Fluorescent lamp recycling and disposal for the following cities and counties in North Carolina.
North Carolina Has Many Environmental Programs:
North Carolina is located in the Southeastern United States. It is bordered by South Carolina and Georgia to the south; Tennessee to the west; Virginia to the north; and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
Major companies located in North Carolina include: Bank of America (Charlotte); Lowe’s Companies (Mooresville); Duke Energy Corporation (Charlotte); Harris Teeter Supermarkets (Matthews); Hanesbrands Inc. (Winston-Salem); American Tire Distributors Holdings (Huntersville); Chiquita Brands International (Charlotte); Family Dollar Stores (Matthews); Reynolds American (Winston-Salem); and Alliance One International (Morrisville).
North Carolina: Regulatory Status of Fluorescent Lamps
All of the following is from The North Carolina Environmental Quality Website – deq.nc.gov
Under federal and state regulations, commercial and industrial entities are required to determine whether mercury-containing lamps, including compact fluorescents, that are destined for disposal are classified as a hazardous waste. Households, however, are exempt from these regulations.
A lamp is considered a hazardous waste if it exhibits the characteristic of hazardous waste
toxicity. Generators can determine whether a lamp exhibits the toxicity characteristic for
mercury by using the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure to test the lamp or by receiving documentation from the lamp manufacturer, distributor, vendor or other reliable source.
Lamps that pass the TCLP are not hazardous and, therefore, are not subject to federal or state hazardous waste regulations. These lamps can be shipped to a recycler as non-hazardous waste or sent to a municipal landfill if the landfill accepts them.
If a generator cannot demonstrate that waste lamps are non-hazardous, they must be managed as any other hazardous waste, including shipment to a recycler as hazardous waste, or they can be managed as universal waste.
The consolidation of hazardous waste lamps via the process of crushing is considered treatment. Generators may crush lamps on-site in closed containers. However, the crushed lamps are then considered to be a fully-regulated hazardous waste.
Generators should contact N.C. Division of Waste Management at (919) 707-8200 with all
questions related to the regulatory status of fluorescent lamps.
N.C. DEQ strongly encourages all generators, including households, to recycle all lamps
containing mercury, regardless of their regulatory status.
Cities Serviced by BulbCycle in North Carolina
Catawba, Burke, Caldwell
Durham (seat), Wake, Orange
Guilford, Randolph, Davidson, Forsyth
Wake (seat), Durham