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 see an all-time high of lamp recycling. As a business or a responsible residential customer, 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 or landfilled. Recycling done right!

Be assured that all items are handled and recycled responsibly and we CERTIFY that for you each time. By partnering with Recycle Technologies, you will eliminate any concerns you may have regarding your policies or procedures in the monitoring of recycled items.

Our team, building, and vehicles are certified in handling your Universal Waste.


Packaging Bulbs is required by the Department of Transportation. 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 reuse the boxes your replacement bulbs come in.

Recycle Technologies will deliver packaging material to customers prior to pick up. We can provide all your packaging needs for your Universal Waste. 

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

Mail-In Program

We offer a nationwide Universal Waste Mail-In Program. We make it easy to recycle your light bulbs with us 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 your prepaid shipping label that is included in your 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