TerraCycle Regulated Waste

TerraCycle Regulated Waste

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The Bulb Eater® crushes spent fluorescent lamps of any length into 100% recyclable material while capturing over 99.99% of the vapors released! The system, which is mounted onto a 55-gallon container, can hold up to 1350 4-foot fluorescent lamps.

Eliminate storage hassles: Reduce your needed storage space for lamps by crushing up to 1,350 T8 4' lamps per 55-gallon drum!
Reduce handling: Handle your spent bulbs once. Save roughly 20 hours of labor per 1,000 lamps by crushing rather than boxing the lamps!
Safer work environment: The 0.001% emission rate from the Bulb Eater® provides for less mercury vapor emission. Your workers are safer and your liability is reduced!
Cut costs: By pre-crushing the lamps, facilities are able to save on their lamp recycling costs””typically anywhere from a dime to $1 per lamp!
Nationwide recycling program: Enjoy discounted national rates for lamp recycling. Fully permitted trucks are used for transportation and Certificates of Recycling are provided once the lamps are recycled.

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Buyer Reviews

Robert_Lang
Reviewed byRobert_Lang

From TerraCycle's Testimonials page:

"Before dealing with Air Cycle Corporation we had a huge burden with the amount of used fluorescent lamps being stored in unsafe boxes. We had to schedule time and money by boxing used lamps. Other issues included storage and scheduling to have our used waste picked up from various recyclers who wanted a lot of money for recycling. We had to schedule the pickups ourselves, no tracking was available, and we were not able to obtain verification where our lamp waste was ending up.

Dealing with Air Cycle Corporation has saved us valuable time, money, and space. Air Cycle is easy to work with, opened minded to our needs, and provided different solutions unique to the property for environmental solutions and improvements within our Capex (Capital Expenditure Program). We no longer have to waste time boxing, storing, or scheduling for waste pickups. One call is made to Air Cycle, who in-turn provides us with scheduling, certificates of recycling to a properly permitted recycler, tracking, and ease of mind knowing our hazardous waste is being recycled correctly.

We purchased the Bulb Eater® 3 from Air Cycle Corporation to crush our used lamps into a 55 gallon drum. Our expectations were definitely exceeded due to the quality of the construction, durability, and overall operation. The ease of transition from one drum to another when the drum is full of crushed lamps is especially beneficial. The Bulb Eater® 3 is viewed as a valued product, is accepted property-wide, and allows for many different types of fluorescent lamps to be crushed inside the sealed unit. This technology created a smaller environmental footprint at our property, and the cost of recycling a drum of crushed lamps is far less in comparison to individual boxes. It drastically reduces the amount of containers required to store used lamps. This unit ensures a safe work area and safety for the employees.

The machine is well received by all on our property. It’s easy to use, hassle-free, with no issues, and gives our property a great opportunity for environmental improvements." - Robert Lang, Director of Engineering, Renaissance

Tad_Radzinski
Reviewed byTad_Radzinski

From TerraCycle's Testimonials page:

"As a former EPA employee, I served as the project leader for the “EPA Region 3 Drum-top Crushing Study” that assessed the operational effectiveness and safety of this practice. When operated properly, we concluded that drum-top crushing devices facilitated lamp recycling and were effective in controlling mercury emissions. The study did, however, identify various issues for manufacturers and operators to consider to ensure safe and proper use. Air Cycle Corporation’s newest drum-top crushing device, the Bulb Eater® 3, represents a significant advancement for the practice of recycling and managing spent lamps. Additional features include diagnostic controls with an LCD monitor, additional filter stages, elimination of casual connections, quicker filter and drum changes, and an online Certified Training Program. These upgrades directly address the issues and concerns that were identified in the EPA Region 3 crushing study. Simply put, the new machine is designed to facilitate proper and safe use by the operator. The newBulbeater®3 with these upgraded features is an effective and safe technology that will hopefully encourage expanded recycling of mercury-containing lamps." - Tad Radzinski, President, Sustainable Solutions Corporation

Henry
Reviewed byHenry

From TerraCycle's Testimonials page:

"The Adams County Solid Waste Management District Purchased a Bulb Eater 3 in March of 2014 and put it into service the latter part of the month. A minor problem with the diagnostics screen was quickly rectified. I have personally processed at least two drums of linear and u-shaped bulbs, and approximately 300 CFLs through the new machine. Other District employees have processed several additional drums. All of us are very impressed with the new machine. It has several advantages over the older model we have operated for many years. The most important improvement and major reason for the purchase is the fact that it will process CFLs which were beginning to be a real problem and expense for the District. That problem is solved. The second major improvement is that all sizes of linear bulbs can now be processed through one tube. This saves a great deal of time. Another improvement is the filtering system which requires fewer changes of filters and the elimination of the bag filter. This machine is a significant improvement over the older model and I highly recommend it." - Henry R. Mayer, Director, ACSWMD

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