While many facilities have become dependent on the fluorescent light, disposing of these mercury-laden bulbs in the required environmentally prudent way can be a serious inconvenience. Drum-top bulb-crushing machines, like TerraCycle’s BulbEater 3, can compact the spent bulbs and safely capture the mercury contained within. This option is particularly convenient when facilities do large bulb replacement projects. A steel drum can hold as many as 1,300 T8 linear bulbs when crushed with a BulbEater. By crushing bulbs, you can fit three times the spent bulbs as boxing and storing the bulbs.
TerraCycle is a global leader in the collection and repurposing of complex waste streams, ranging from used cigarette butts and coffee capsules to ocean plastics and beauty care products.