How do I know if my light fixtures are recyclable?
Most light fixtures are made from a combination of materials, so it can be difficult to determine if they are recyclable. Generally speaking, metal and plastic components can often be recycled; whereas glass, bulbs, and ballasts may not be accepted. If you are uncertain about the fixture contact Cohen.
What are the benefits of recycling light fixtures?
Recycling light fixtures has many benefits. First and foremost, recycling is an important way to reduce waste. When you recycle a light fixture, it helps prevent the production of new materials which in turn helps conserve resources and protect the environment. Additionally, recycling a light fixture keeps hazardous materials out of landfills and waterways, preventing potential contamination.
What are some common materials used in light fixtures?
Some of the most common materials used in light fixtures include metal, plastic, glass and wood. Although Cohen only recycles metal, learn more about where to recycle non-metal materials.
What are the risks of not recycling my light fixtures?
Not recycling your light fixtures can have serious consequences for the environment. Old lighting fixtures contain a variety of hazardous materials such as mercury, lead, and other pollutants that can be released into the air if they are not disposed of properly. Mercury is especially harmful to humans and wildlife as it accumulates in water sources and can cause damage to ecosystems.
Can I make money from recycling my light fixtures?
Recycling light fixtures is a great way to get paid, but it’s more than just tossing them in the bin. Factors like hazardous waste can mean extra handling and create small fees for recyclers. Even with a small fee, you’re making the world around you greener and your own life leaner – helping both the environment and economy while decluttering at home.