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Recycling Services

Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Go Green - do the right thingFluorescent lamps and mercury vapor lamps contain mercury and may be considered hazardous waste. Because of this, they must be properly disposed.

What we recycle includes (but is not limited to):

Pensacola Recycling - please recycleStraight fluorescent (1 ft. to 12 ft.), compacts, U-shaped tube, circular, mercury vapor, low pressure sodium, halogen, colored lamps, PCB-containing lamp ballast, non-PCB containing lamp ballast, solid state lamp ballast, transformers, neon, with or without ballast.

Click here for examples of fluorescent light bulbs.

High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps

HID (High Pressure Sodium, Metal Halide, Biax, High Intensity, Bi-Metal)

Alkaline/Nicad Batteries

Battery recycling protects our environment from heavy metal contamination. Batteries that are generated by households in small quantities or in large quantities from industrial facilities are in most cases considered hazardous waste and must be managed properly.

What we recycle includes (but is not limited to):

Alkaline batteries, cadmium batteries, nickel cadmium batteries, lead acid batteries, lithium batteries (rechargeable), zinc carbonaire, and mercury batteries. **Batteries must be separated per type and weighted for pickup.

Devices Containing Mercury

What we recycle includes (but is not limited to):

Thermostats with 1 ampoule, thermostats with 2 ampoule, thermometers less than 10", thermometers 10" or more, barometers less than 20", barometers greater than 20", blood pressure devices, pressure gauges, conductors, float switches, relays, switches, gauges, medical apparatus.

Ballast - PCB & Non-PCB

Fluorescent light ballasts manufactured prior to 1979 contain Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). PCBs are an excellent insulator that doesn't burn, which is why they were used. Those same characteristics are what cause PCBs to be considered hazardous. They do not readily break down when released into the environment. This substance is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The primary concern regarding the disposal of used fluorescent ballasts is the health risk associated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Human exposure to these possible carcinogens can cause skin, liver, and reproductive disorders. Following a regulatory ban on PCB in 1979, a less hazardous chemical, DEHP, was integrated.

What we recycle includes (but is not limited to):

PCB-containing lamp ballast, non-PCB containing lamp ballast, solid state lamp ballast.

Click Here for examples of non-PCB Ballast.

Computer Parts

GO Green - do the right thingThe EPA has estimated that by 2004 more than 315 million computers will become obsolete throughout the United States.

Computer parts can now be recycled thorugh Escambia County Solid Waste Management at no charge. For more information, please contact their office at 850 937-2160.

Other Recyclable Materials

Pensacola Recycling also recycles:

Gun range lead, liquid mercury, Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Nessler's, mercury salts, mercury compounds, precious metals, mercury-contaminated soil, liquids, debris, etc.

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