Light Bulb Recycling

We eliminate the liability of your bulbs.
Learn more about the comprehensive recycling solutions we provide.

Since 1993 Recycle Technologies has been a leader in Light Bulb Processing. With new LED technology being introduced we are seeing an all-time high in lamp recycling. As a business or environmentally conscious residential consumer we know you want to ensure you are bringing your lamps to a responsible recycler.

We are not a broker, there is no middle man with us. Your recycling is performed by us, not shipped off to someone else or sent to a landfill.

Be assured that all items are handled and recycled responsibly. Our team, building and vehicles are all certified in handling your Universal Waste so any concerns you may have regarding your own policies, and procedures when it comes to monitoring recycled bulbs will be eliminated; we certify that for you each and every time.

We like to call it Recycling Done Right.

Accepted Lamps

Fluorescent Tubes
Plastic Coated and Shielded Tubes
Compact Fluorescent (CFL’s)
Green Tipped Bulbs
Circular Fluorescent
U-Bend or U-Shaped
Ultra Violet (UV) Lamps
Neon, Argon and other Cold Cathode
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps
Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium
Flood Lamps


DOT requires careful packaging of bulbs for transport. The best method to package your used light bulbs is to use one of our fiber bins. If you do not have one of our bins, you can reuse the boxes your replacement bulbs came in.

Recycle Technologies can deliver packing materials to customers prior to pick up; let us help provide you with all your Universal Waste packaging needs. Contact us today!

Mail-In Program

We offer a nationwide Universal Waste Mail-In Program, making it easy to recycle your light bulbs with us from anywhere in the country.

1. Purchase your Mail-In Boxes by calling 763-559-5130 or going to

2. Fill boxes with spent bulbs

3. Ship back to us with FedEx and the prepaid shipping label we included in your Mail-In box!

What happens to the lamps?

Mercury contaminated phosphorus powder + filters are shipped to a distillation company.

Contaminated products are recycled, liability is eliminated and products are put back to use in industry.

Glass is put to further use in industrial products.
Aluminum caps are collected and sent to an aluminum salvage partner.

Recycling Services

We offer recycling solutions for a broad range of electronic and computer-related products.

Request a Pickup

Fluorescent lightbulbs, electronics, computers, ballasts, batteries and more! Recycling your e-scrap has never been easier. Just click on the button below to request a pickup.


Mail-In Program

Simple Pac is the easiest way to recycle your bulbs in small quantities! We set you up with a recycling process that makes Responsible bulb disposal as easy as habit!


Get Started

We offer recycling solutions for a broad range of electronic and computer related products.

(800) 969-5166 in Minnesota

4000 Winnetka Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55427-1209

(800) 305-3040 in Wisconsin

1480 North Springdale Road, Waukesha, WI 53186