Compact Fluorescent Lamp – CFL – Recycling Box MEDIUM (holds 150 small spiral, 525 2-pin, 265 4-pin CFL bulbs)


BulbCycle’s medium lamp recycling kit is more than just a box! It includes everything you need to safely and properly dispose of your universal waste.

For one low price you will receive:

  • Certified recycling container
  • Paid return shipping label to ship your box to the recycling center
  • All disposal and recycling fees
  • Certificate of destruction and recycling
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Compact Fluorescent Lamp – CFL – Recycling Box MEDIUM

CFL recycling container holds up 150 small spiral, 525 2-pin, 265 4-pin CFLs or 125 incandescent or misc. spots, LEDs and floods.

Price: $199.99

Dimensions: 15″ x 15″ x 15″

Capacity: 37 lbs.

Product ID: 192CH

Includes: UN-rated, DOT approved container, inner corrugated tube, 5.5 mil vapor barrier liner, liner tie, velcro closures, instructions, terms and conditions, proof of purchase, prepaid return shipping with label, recycling and online certificate of acceptance for recycling.

Please Note: Due to regulatory and logistics limitations, we are unable to offer this container to customers located in Alaska, Hawaii, Maine and Puerto Rico.

If you would like to pay by invoice with net payment terms and purchase orders please ask our representatives for our vendor program forms.

How BulbCycle’s Program Works

1. Select your kit

Select and purchase the containers for the items you need to dispose of. Our recycling program offers kits for fluorescent lamps/bulbs, LED bulbs, CFLs, ballasts, batteries, electronics, mercury devices and more!

2. Receive and fill with waste

Simply pack the kit at your own pace with your waste. Each kit includes a container, all shipping fees, recycling costs and a certificate of recycling. You will receive your container(s) in 6-11 business days. Don’t worry, you have a full year to return them to us.

3. Schedule pickup via FedEx

All of our products ship with a pre-paid FedEx return shipping label. Once your container is full and sealed, call the FedEx phone number that comes on each box to schedule a pre-paid pickup, or drop it off at a FedEx location. The filled container will be delivered for recycling to one of BulbCycle’s permitted facilities located within the United States.

4. Request Certificate of Recycling

After your waste has been received and processed, you can request your certificate by logging into the website provided on your recycling kit. Please allow three weeks for processing.

What are CFLs and why do they need to be recycled?

Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) are energy-efficient light bulbs that have gained popularity due to their ability to consume less energy and last longer than traditional incandescent bulbs. CFLs work by passing an electric current through a tube containing argon and a small amount of mercury vapor, which produces ultraviolet light.

This light then interacts with a phosphor coating inside the tube, emitting visible light. CFLs use about 70-80% less energy than incandescent bulbs and can last up to ten times longer, making them a cost-effective and environmentally friendly lighting option.

Recycling CFLs is crucial due to the presence of mercury, a toxic element, within the bulbs. While the amount of mercury in each CFL is small, improper disposal can lead to significant environmental contamination. When CFLs break or are thrown into landfills, mercury can leak into the soil and waterways, posing risks to human health and wildlife. Recycling CFLs ensures that mercury is safely contained and can be reused in the manufacturing of new products, reducing the need for raw materials extraction and minimizing environmental harm.

Additionally, recycling CFLs allows for the recovery of other valuable materials such as glass, metals, and phosphor powder, contributing to resource conservation and waste reduction efforts. Purchase our Compact Fluorescent Lamp – CFL – Recycling Box MEDIUM today to properly dispose of your CFL bulbs.

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