We Recycle Your Lighting


Nevada Illumination’s strength comes from the integrity of our employees and their desire to service customers. We know you are our most important asset and we must earn your business every day. As part of this mission, we must also hold ourselves to the highest safety, compliance, and environmental protection standards for our employees, customers, and the communities in which we work.

Lighting Products

Recycling lighting products is crucial for environmental protection, resource conservation, regulatory compliance, public health, economic benefits, and sustainable practices. Properly managing the disposal and recycling of these products for our clients is a #1 priority and a part of the services we deliver.

The following is an outline of these recycling procedures, some brief explanations, and the regulatory requirements that guide us.


Nevada follows the federal Universal Waste Rule, which includes specific guidelines for managing hazardous wastes present in certain lamps. The Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP) requires that hazardous waste, including certain types of lighting, be handled to prevent environmental contamination.

The Process

Recycling fluorescent lamps and tubes involves separating the glass, metal, and phosphor powder. The components are then processed and are either reused to make new products or safely disposed of through specialized chemical treatment, and may only be transported by specially equipped vehicles and processed in highly regulated facilities. If disposal is required after recovery, it must be in specially designated hazardous waste land fill properties.

Why Recycle?

Fluorescent lamps and tubes contain mercury, a toxic substance that can harm the environment and human health if not disposed of properly. Recycling prevents mercury and other hazardous materials from entering the environment. We partner with certified processors regulated under the Toxic Substances and Control Act.

Prohibited Sales

As of July 1, 2023, Nevada banned the sale of high CRI (Color Rendering Index) linear fluorescent lamps with a CRI greater than or equal to 87. These products are required to be phased out due to their environmental impact. The sale of cold temperature and impact-resistant linear fluorescent lamps was also prohibited (Lamp Recycle) (Regency Blog). With these new definitions now in effect, you will find many products replaced with newer environmentally-safe technology.

Recyclable Bulbs We Process


Fluorescent Tubes

Plastic Coated and Shatter-shield Tubes

Compact Fluorescent

Circular Fluorescent

U-Bend / FB40 Tubes


Ultra Violet (UV)

Flood Lamps



Neon, Argon and other Cold Cathode

High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps

Bi-Metal, Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium

We have you covered

Nevada Illumination’s commitment to recycling lighting products for clients aligns with broader sustainability initiatives, promoting responsible consumption and production patterns. This encourages commercial facilities, communities and their property management companies to also adopt eco-friendly practices in many areas that can reduce the carbon footprint associated with manufacturing new products from raw materials

Consider experienced lighting maintenance professionals such as Nevada Illumination who staff licensed electricians for regular lighting maintenance programs, complex repairs, upgrades and new installs. Also, be sure to schedule periodic professional maintenance checks for in-depth inspections and troubleshooting.

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