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*HID (High Intensity Discharge) bulbs include metal halide, high pressure sodium, and mercury vapor used commonly in commercial indoor and outdoor lighting and other speciality lighting applications
Recycling Options for Fluorescent and HID Bulbs
Recycle fluorescent and HID lamps through one of the following sources:
Commercial Fluorescent Lamp Recyclers—
UniWaste Services Corp.
Northeast Lamp Recycling, Inc.
Veolia Environmental Services
These three are nearby recyclers. For a complete list serving the northeast see www.maine.gov/dep/waste/hazardouswaste/
Some distributors provide recycling services, offering a convenient, one-stop shopping arrangement for lamp purchasing and spent lamp management. Ask your lamp distributor if he or she provides this service. Below are some distributors who will help customers recycle their lamps. This list is not comprehensive.
Wesco Distribution, Bangor, Portland, and Rockland branch locations
CED-Gilman Electric Supply, Auburn, Bangor, Biddeford, Brunswick, Ellsworth, Medway, and Newport, branch locations
Rockingham Electric Supply Co.
Mention of a company is not an endorsement by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection
For More Information—
Contact Hazardous Waste Staff
Households must also comply with mercury lamp recycling requirements. Contact your local municipal solid waste facility to find out whether it will accept mercury lamps for recycling. See also www.maine.gov/dep/waste/hazardouswaste/ for a list of universal waste facilities accepting mercury lamps.
For more information on household lamp recycling contact Solid Waste Staff at 207-287-2651
USE but DON’T TRASH energy-efficient fluorescent bulbs!