Recycling

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Geller Lighting Supply is an authorized mercury & lead lighting parts recycler including lamps, ballasts, and batteries. For local Maryland and Washington D.C. recycling requests, we offer to pick up your spent products to be recycled.

Recycling Pricing

Geller Lighting Supply accepts light bulbs, batteries, and ballasts from local customers for recycling, under the following conditions:

     - Light bulbs MUST be boxed; preferably in their orginal packaging.
     - Light bulbs MUST NOT be taped or in individual sleeves.
     - Broken light bulbs are not eligible for recycling.
     - Free pick up is provided when coordinated with a local delivery.

 

Prices for recycled materials are defined below:

$40.00 fee applies for pick up not coordinated with sales delivery, please ask for pricing for items not listed above.
$25.00 fee applies per box containing taped bulbs or bulbs in individual sleeves.

Recycling Facts

Federal and Maryland State law require business to recycle mercury waste.


Fluorescent lighting is an excellent business and environmental choice because it is highly energy efficient. Unfortunately, in order to function properly, fluorescent lamps contain mercury, a toxic pollutant that persists in the environment and harms human health.


Mercury causes damage to the human brain, spinal cord, kidneys and liver. It is especially dangerous duringfetal development and to small children. Any products containing mercury must be recycled to keep this dangerous element out of our environment.


When a lamp is broken or placed in a landfill or incinerator, mercury is released into the environment. The amount of mercury contained in just 25 standard fluorescent lamps can pollute a 20-acre lake, making the fish in the lake unsafe to eat.


About 80% of all fluorescent lamps and tubes are used by commercial buildings. Several million of these are discarded each year, making these lamps one of the largest sources of mercury in Maryland solid waste stream.


The U.S. consumption of mercury containing fluorescent & HID lamps exceeds 1 billion annually. The disposal of these results in over 90,000 pounds of mercury entering our environment each year. It only takes 20 milligrams of mercury to make an adult sick.