Light Bulb Recycling Resources in Palmer AK

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.

Central Landfill
(907) 745-9838
1201 N. 49th State Street
Palmer, AK
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
Hours
Sunday: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Monday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am to 4:30pm

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Ready Recycles
(907) 745-4224
1401 S Mary St
Palmer, AK
 
Little Cache Auto Recycling
(907) 376-2190
Mile 2 Church Rd
Wasilla, AK
 
Big Lake Transfer Station
(907) 892-7408
Big Lake Road
Big Lake, AK
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
E-waste Pickup
We do not provide pick-up services.
Hours
Sunday: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Monday: 8am to 5pm
Tuesday: 8am to 5pm
Wednesday: 8am to 5pm
Thursday: 8am to 5pm
Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday: 9:30am to 4:30pm

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Total Reclaim, Inc.
(907) 561-0544
12101 Industry Way, Unit #C4
Anchorage, AK

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Big Lake Transfer Station
(907) 892-7408
Big Lake Road
Big Lake, AK
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
E-waste Pickup
We do not provide pick-up services.
Hours
Sunday: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Monday: 8am to 5pm
Tuesday: 8am to 5pm
Wednesday: 8am to 5pm
Thursday: 8am to 5pm
Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday: 9:30am to 4:30pm

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2 Vets Wood Recycling & Dmltn
(907) 373-6754
801 Fairview Loop
Wasilla, AK
 
Hilltop Recycling Inc
(907) 696-2246
16849 Old Glenn Hwy
Chugiak, AK
 
HHW Collection Facility
(907) 428-1742
Central Transfer Station E. 54th and Juneau
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Tuesday: 8am to 5pm
Wednesday: 8am to 5pm
Thursday: 8am to 5pm
Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday: 8am to 5pm

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PSC - Industrial Services Division
(800) 478-9008
1813 E. 1st Avenue Suite 101
Anchorage, AK

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Swapping Out Bulbs: Recycling, Cleanup and LED Options


Rob Fierro - Contributing Writer
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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