Let French Gerleman Help Manage Your Bulk Recycling

French Gerleman offers convenient bulk recycling solutions.. If you are interested in setting up a bulk recycling program for your company, please contact your French Gerleman Account Manager or contact us to review available program options.

Program Guidelines:
  • Minimum pick-up quantity by French Gerleman is 1 case/box 
  • Empty boxes/barrels will be supplied at no charge provided they are returned with the product. 
  • All lamps, ballasts, batteries and electronics must be presorted in separate containers prior to pick-up.
  • Container labels specifying lamps, ballast, batteries and electronics types are available at no charge.
  • Small quantities of broken lamps will be charged per lamp, large quantities will be charged per pound.
  • Additional freight charges may apply for pick-up in certain geographic areas.
Certificate of Recycling
Once the bulk product has been received a verified Certificate of Recycling will be issued to French Gerleman. This certificate will be included with your invoice for documentation of recycling services.

For more information regarding our recycling services, please complete an information request form or contact us at 866-808-4240 or info@frenchgerleman.com.

Recycling Service Fees

Product Description
Price Each
4' and under Fluorescent Tube – T5, T8, T12
5' and over Fluorescent Tube – T5, T8, T12
U-Bent Fluorescent - T5, T8, T12
Broken / Crushed Fluorescent
Compact Fluorescent – All Wattages
Metal Halide – All Wattages
Coated Lamps – Any Shattershield
Incandescent Lamps
PCB Ballast
Non-PCB Ballast
Lead Acid/Lead Batteries
Lithium Batteries
Alkaline Batteries
Nickel Batteries
Pricing provided for general reference only. Prices subject to change without notice. Please contact us to request a formal quote. Additional discounts are available for quantities in excess of 1000 lamps. E-Scrap and Computers – call for pricing options and details.

Acceptable Universal Waste

All lamps including incandescent bulbs are listed in the EPA UNIVERSAL WASTE RULE. All lamps with the exception of incandescents, halogens and LEDs contain mercury, a hazardous material that is dangerous to human health and the environment.  More information on lamp regulations.

Types of lamps:  linear fluorescent, compact fluorescent, Ubent, circular, high intensity discharge (HID), low-pressure sodium (LPS), metal halide (MH), mercury vapor (MV), shattershield, coated, power groove, incandescent, halogen, LED, neon and ultraviolet (UV).
Electrical lighting ballast and other electrical equipment may contain various regulated materials including PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls are TSCA regulated), contaminated oils, asphalt potting compounds and heavy metals that cannot be land-filled except in permitted Hazardous Waste landfills under RCRA and CERCLA regulations.
Types of ballast and electrical equipment: PCB ballast, non-PCB ballast, capacitors, transformers, regulators, circuit breakers and switches.
Batteries contain various hazardous materials including acids, reactives, toxics and heavy metals.
All battery types: lead acid, alkaline, nickel, lithium, mercury, zinc carbon, zinc air and magnesium.
Computers and other electrical equipment may contain hazardous materials including heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury and batteries.
E-Scrap types: all computer components, CRTs, LCDs, TVs, other monitors, CPUs, towers, hard drives, floppy drives, printers, fax machines, copiers, mainframes, servers, routers, peripherals, mouse, speakers, modems, tape drives, stereos, VCRs, DVD players, keyboards, telephone systems, cell phones, power supplies, office electronics, UL rack mounted electronics, wire and motors.
Mercury Devices
Under the EPA UNIVERSAL WASTE RULE, mercury-containing devices can be handled as Universal Waste.  
Mercury Waste Types:  thermometers, barometers, thermostats, switches, precision instruments and medical devices.
The following items will be returned at generators expense: self-illuminating exit signs containing radioactive ingredients, mercury-containing novelties, PCB transformers, microwaves, stoves, ovens, refrigerators, washers, dryers, dishwashers, water heaters, furnaces, space heaters, air conditioning units, drinking fountains, electrical appliances and X-ray machines.


Bulk Packaging Instructions

Lamp Regulations