Light Bulb Recycling Resources in Buckeye AZ

While most companies represent a much better alternative than traditional incandescent light bulbs and last up to 10 or 15 times longer than regular “Edison” bulbs, the cleanup process after a bulb break can be dangerous and complicated. Read on.

Maricopa Recycling Inc
(623) 474-6383
618 N 4th St
Buckeye, AZ
 
Az Battery Store
(623) 853-3321
560 N Bullard Ave, Ste E-50
Goodyear, AZ
 
Glendale Recycling Facility
(623) 930-4720
11480 W Glendale Ave
Luke Afb, AZ
 
Saint David Rural Transfer Station
(520) 508-8787
Sybill Road and State Route 90
Saint David, AZ

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Chandler Solid Waste Transfer Facility
(480) 782-3510
955 Queen Creek Road
Chandler, AZ
We collect
Computers, Monitors, Printers, Copiers, Fax Machines, Cell Phones, Net Cable, Computer Parts (hard drives, mother boards, memory), Network Devices (routers, switches, hubs, firewalls, modems), Consumer Batteries (cell phone, cordless phone, shaver, laptop), Common Batteries (AA, AAA , 9-volt etc.), Business Batteries (laptop, UPS power backups), Televisions
Recycling Fee
We do not charge a recycling fee.
E-waste Pickup
We do not provide pick-up services.
Hours
Sunday: 8am to 4pm
Monday: 8am to 4pm
Thursday: 8am to 4pm
Friday: 8am to 4pm
Saturday: 8am to 4pm

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Waste Management - White Tank Transfer Station
(866) 677-5708
18605 West McDowell Road
Goodyear, AZ
 
Avondale Recycling
(623) 925-2744
940 E Brinker Dr
Avondale, AZ
 
Falcon Industries, Inc. / CP Renewal Energy Marketers, LLC
(502) 403-6504
13176 S. 182nd Ave
Goodyear, AZ
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Portal Rural Transfer Station
(520) 432-9479
Portal Road
San Simon, AZ

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Household Products Collection Center
(480) 350-8205
1320 East University Drive
Tempe, AZ

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Swapping Out Bulbs: Recycling, Cleanup and LED Options


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Posted on Monday 19th October 2009

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These days more and more homes and businesses are being lit by mercury-containing compact fluorescent lights (CFL). While they represent a much better alternative than traditional incandescent light bulbs and last up to 10 or 15 times longer than regular “Edison” bulbs, the cleanup process after a bulb break can be dangerous and complicated. These CFL bulbs contain mercury, which is harmful to people and the environment if they are not properly disposed.

Recycle Bulbs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encourages users of the bulbs to recycle them so that the materials, such as glass and metals can be reused, but also to keep mercury from contaminating the environment. The proper disposal of these bulbs can be a bit problematic so most municipalities have their own regulations concerning recycling of bulbs . Recycling locations can also be found at Earth911.com .

Cleanup If Bulb Breaks

Mercury emits toxic vapors that have serious health effects. To minimize exposure to mercury after a breakage, the EPA recommends clearing the room of any people and pets and let the room air out for at least fifteen minutes. To safely pick up the material, one should scoop-up the material with stiff paper or cardboard and then seal the broken pieces in a plastic bag or a canning jar. Then, the remaining fragments should be picked up using duct tape and placed in bags along with damp paper towels that should be used to clean the area of the breakage.

If the bulb breaks over a carpeted area, one should proceed the same way by picking up the broken pieces with tape and if vacuuming is necessary, carefully remove the vacuum bag and place that in along with the other materials in a plastic bag. Any clothing or bedding that came into contact with the physical contents of the broken CFL should be thrown away because it could contaminate the washing machine or water supply.

As worldwide energy sources are increasingly taxed by the day, the usage of CFLs is certainly a step in the right direction, bu...

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