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Setting Your New Year Goals with Recycling Reporting

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Properly recycling universal waste, including mercury-containing waste, fluorescent bulbs, electronics, batteries, and more is not optional. However, staff participation and proper handling of regulated universal wastes often poses a challenge, potentially putting your company at risk. Implementing a measurable action plan not only ensures compliance with state and federal regulations, but also provides you with the tools to motivate and encourage your staff to participate.

Why not recycle all of your universal waste? Make 2017 the year you recycle 100% of your universal waste. Do you currently have a sustainable program to recycle all of your spent lamps, ballasts, batteries, and electronics?  Are you able to track the success of that program?

Set Goals and Track Results with Total Program Management


If you’re interested in setting up a comprehensive recycling program for your facility, goal setting is your first step. We start by helping you define your company’s recycling goals and ensuring that your recycling results can be measured against those goals.

Total Program Management, or TPM, provides you with standardized reporting metrics for universal waste generation and provides you with sustainability metrics you can brag about, perfect for demonstrating your “green impact”.

Here's what TPM includes:
  • 7 Step Implementation process
  • Regulatory guidance
  • Waste specific tools and services
  • Focused training and ongoing program development
  • World class customer service you can actually talk to
  • Key, compliance metrics to track recycling progress against the goals you set
  • Online Certificates of Recycling & other key regulatory documents


Results you can expect:
  • Compliance metrics
  • Safer work environment
  • Hassle free roll-outs across facilities
  • Recycling metrics you can boast about
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the "right thing" environmentally


Let our experts show you how easy it is to start a program by clicking here.


5 Must-Read Articles for Facility Managers Everywhere

Monday, November 7, 2016
As 2016 draws to an end, we can’t help but think of how much we learned in a year’s time. This week, we’re compiling a list of resources for facilities managers, straight from the most trusted publications in the industry. If you haven’t already come across these insightful articles this year, click through to hear from industry experts on retrofit planning, long-term maintenance, facilities management trend projections, and more.

2016 Money Saving Products: Buildings Magazine. Our Bulb Eater® was named a money saving product of the year by Buildings Magazine in 2012, and every year, the publication has made it easy to find products in every category, from janitorial solutions to energy monitors. Bookmark this article as your go-to for increasing efficiency of operations for facility managers.

PRSM Association Releases 2017 Trends Report: Facilitiesnet. In the retail industry? This report dives into projected 2017 trends and the effects they’ll have on facilities management decisions, touching on everything from federal regulations to transforming the retail environment.

Preserving Our School Facility Investments: School Planning and Management. Too often, school districts utilize non-recurring funding sources, like bond issue referendums, to fund major construction projects without establishing a plan for long-term maintenance or a plan to fund said maintenance. Consider this a school facilities manager’s guide to planning for long term maintenance.

Maintaining Our Standards: College Planning and Management. We guarantee you haven’t thought of regulations and industry standards in this way before. Take a look at how pushing the limits in facilities management could be a slippery slope in regards to efficiency and safety.

A High Performance Management Plan Will Help You Get the Most Out of Your Retrofit: Retrofit Magazine. Make a connection between replacing aging systems and attracting new clients, or maintaining structural safety and improving occupant health. This resource will help you explore the unforeseen benefits of your next retrofit.

Mail in Your Pre-Paid Universal Waste Recycling Containers for Auto-Reorder

Monday, October 24, 2016
Facility managers – what’s on your to-do list for the end of the year? Now is best time to determine if you are ready to return your Universal Waste container. If you’re a member of our nationwide mail-in recycling program, you can easily mail in your EasyPak containers using your pre-paid UPS label. Did you also know that automatic container reorder is also an option? You will never have to remember to re-order replacement containers when you sign up for our program.

With EasyPak, recycling your universal waste is simple. One price includes everything you need: the container, shipping to our permitted recycling centers, and instant online and downloadable recycling reports.

How does the EasyPak mail-in recycling program work?

  1. Order as many containers as your need for your facility. Whether you’re recycling intact fluorescent lamps, ballasts, batteries, electronics, or thermostats, the more you buy, the more you save.
  2. The EasyPak containers will be shipped to you with a return UPS shipping label and instructions.
  3. Once the container is full, tape the box closed or seal the lid on the bucket, attach the supplied shipping label with your facility’s name and address, and it is automatically shipped it to the recycling center closest to you for processing.
  4. Access online Certificates of Recycling and reports.
  5. Reorder EasyPak products or sign up for our Auto Reorder program.

How does our Auto Reorder program work?


Automatic re-ordering is available exclusively at www.lamprecycling.com. When you return a full container to the pre-assigned recycling facility, a replacement container of the same type will automatically be reordered and shipped to your facility. Our container tracking software is available around the clock online, enabling managers “cradle to grave” access for container status.


How safe is the packaging of intact fluorescent lamps to ensure safe delivery to the recycling facility?


At Air Cycle, our products and services are designed to increase workplace safety and efficiency. You can ensure the safety of not only your employees, but the carriers who will handle your EasyPak VaporShield® containers. Our VaporShield® containers have been engineered to provide protection from mercury vapors due to accidental breakage. Click here to watch a short video on how to easily assemble and pack an EasyPak VaporShield® container.



If you’d like to learn more about how your facility could benefit from a pre-paid mail-in recycling program or our Auto Reorder program, visit www.lamprecycling.com or call us at (888) 640-6700.