Light Bulb Recycling

Light Bulb Recycling

R3Ewaste provides lamp recycling solutions that are second to none. Our downstream facilities have been designed to accept intact and pre-crushed lamps of all sizes and types. We manage almost all aspects of the lamp recycling process through our downstream partners who operate the very best lamp processing equipment, using mercury retort ovens to remove mercury from phosphorus powder, and even triple distillation equipment to recycle mercury back to virgin specification.

Lamp recycling is usually expensive with incumbent processors charging up to $0.25 per linear foot or even $0.50 per bulb! So, if you are a company with large quantities to recycle this can add up to a substantial cost. However, R3Ewaste is also a leading electronics recycler. Businesses combining their e-waste with their lighting are almost always able to offset the lighting cost with revenues applied from the e-waste surplus. Call us today on 602 314 6061 for a complete explanation.

Lamps Accepted for Recycling

Types of lamps accepted for recycling by R3Ewaste include (but are not limited to) the following list:

Fluorescent Tubes

Plastic Coated and Shattershield Tubes

Compact Fluorescent

Circular Fluorescent

U-Bend / FB40 Tubes


Ultra Violet (UV)

Flood Lamps



Neon, Argon and other Cold Cathode

High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps

Bi-Metal, Metal Halide and High-Pressure Sodium