Lamp recycling now available in Canada
Veolia’s RecyclePak is a pre-paid recycling solution
Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C., the
hazardous waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North
America Corp., and Osram Sylvania are expanding their joint online
program to offer RecyclePak® recycling kits into Canada.
This collaboration began in 2006 when Osram Sylvania sought a
lamp recycling solution for customers’ small quantities of mercury-containing
lamps and ballasts. Veolia Environmental Services’ RecyclePak
lamp and ballast recycling kits provided that solution, and the
two companies launched an industry-first web program at Greenbuild
that year in Denver. Working together, they also designed and
introduced the first recycling kit for small quantities of CFLs
generated by consumers.
RecyclePak is Veolia Environmental Services’ complete pre-paid
lamp and ballast recycling solution. One price includes everything
needed to recycle – including shipping to and from a facility,
packaging and recycling and written compliance documentation.
Veolia Environmental Services’ RecyclePak program not only provides
a convenient recycling option, it also ensures complete compliance
with state, provincial and local disposal regulations while reducing
the risks associated with improper storage.
At Greenbuild this year, the companies announced an expansion
of this successful online program into Canada. Customers in Canada
can now take advantage of the same simple, cost-effective lamp
recycling programs that have been offered for years in the United
As a subsidiary of Osram Sylvania, Sylvania Lighting Services
(SLS) upholds that same commitment by being the first lighting
service company to offer lamp recycling as part of every service
and maintenance contract. Each year, SLS sends 9 million lamps
to certified recycling facilities, preventing over 114 pounds
of mercury from going into landfills.
Since beginning their partnership back in 2006, Osram Sylvania
and Veolia Environmental Services have experienced great success
with the program, selling enough containers to recycle an estimated
650,000 lamps to date. Additionally, Veolia Environmental Services’
RecyclePak provides a recycling and disposal solution for Osram
Sylvania’s electronics waste, including batteries, computer electronics
and other mercury containing items.