Fluorescent Lamps

putting florescent bulbs into a box
Packing Instructions
  • Shape box and securely tape and seal ALL edges of the designated bottom of the box. Use minimum 2" wide fiber reinforced packing tape.
  • Open and insert plastic liner into box
Pack It Up
  • Fill in accumulation start date. (The date that the first bulb is placed in the box.) Carefully fill box with whole lamps only. 4' or smaller (4' box), 8' or smaller (8' box), U-Shaped and Compact fluorescent lamps or HID lamps.
  • After box is full, securely tape and seal ALL edges of the designated top of the box.
  • Remember to order another Pack Back box! (Automatic order replenishment is available)
Ship It Back
  • Fill in the total bulb quantity. Peel off and expose the return shipping label. (Under the sent shipping label.) Place where designated shipper picks up packages.

Batteries

batteries going into a box
Packing Instructions
  • Retain shipping box. This box MUST be used to ship back batteries for recycling.
  • Line the inside of the bucket with the enclosed bag.
Pack It Up
  • Fill in accumulation start date. (The date that the first battery is placed in the bucket.) Place batteries inside the bag. Keep bag closed and the lid on when not adding batteries.
  • When full, zip bag closed, cover with lid and turn lid until it locks.
Ship It Back
  • Place bucket in box.
  • Close box, securely tape and seal ALL edges of the box. Peel and expose the return shipping label on the box (under the sent shipping label). Place where designated shipper picks up packages. (Do not exceed 70 lb. total ship weight.)
Acceptable Batteries
  • Dry cell alkaline (AAA, AA, C, D, 9 volt and lantern)
  • nickel cadmium (NiCd)
  • iron
  • magnesium
  • mercury
  • nickel metal hydride (NIiMH)
  • silver & zinc carbon
Non-Acceptable Batteries
  • Lithium
  • lead acid
  • wet cell
Avoid Short Circuits

All battery terminals must be insulated by either inserting batteries into individual bags or covering the terminals with non-conductive tape.

Mercury Devices

a thermometer and a thermostat going into a bucket, that buket going into a box
Packing Instructions
  • Retain shipping box. This box MUST be used to ship back mercury devices for recycling.
  • Line the inside of the bucket with the enclosed bag.
Pack It Up
  • Fill in accumulation start date (the date that the first mercury device is placed in the bucket). Place mercury devices inside the bag. Keep bag closed and the lid on when not adding mercury devices.
  • When full, tie bag closed, cover with lid and turn lid until it locks.
  • Total Weight of Mercury in Container Must Not Exceed 1 Pound.
  • No Elemental/Free Mercury is allowed to be shipped in bucket.
Ship It Back
  • Place bucket in box.
  • Close box, securely tape and seal ALL edges of the box. Peel and expose the return shipping label on the box (under the sent shipping label). Place where designated shipper picks up packages (Do not exceed 70 lbs total ship weight).
Acceptable Devices
  • Thermostats
  • Thermometers
  • Medical Apparatuses
  • Appliance Controls
  • Hot Water Heater Controls
  • Temperature Controls
  • Appliance Mercury Switches
  • Automotive Mercury Switches
Non-Acceptable Devices
  • Elemental/Free Mercury
  • Broken or Corroded Devices

Electronics

a cell phone and a keyboard going into a box
Packing Instructions
  • The electronics recycling box will ship flat. Carefully remove the tape from the edges of the box.
  • Open and assemble box
  • Seal bottom of box with 2” minimum clear industrial tape. 
  • Open and place poly liner into box.
Pack It Up
  • Fill in accumulation start date on the label adhered to the box (date the first electronic item was placed into the box).
  • Carefully fill the box with your intact electronics to be recycled.
  • If the electronic device contains a lithium ion battery, please ensure the device cannot be activated during shipment.  If shipping an electronic item with a lithium battery, apply the provided UN3481 Battery warning label on the outside of the Electronics Recycling box.
  • Keep box and box liner closed when not in use.
  • Do not to exceed the maximum return shipping weight of the electronics recycling box.
Ship It Back
  • Close and Seal the poly box liner
  • Close the box flaps and seal the container with a minimum of 2” clear industrial tape or equivalent.
  • Make sure the corners and seams are properly sealed and there are no loose edges or corners that are exposed.
  • Peel and expose the return shipping label on the box (under the sent shipping label). Place where designated shipper picks up packages.
Acceptable Electronics
  • Computers
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • TVs
  • Printers
  • Cell Phones
  • LCD Screens
  • Circuit Boards
  • Home, Office, and Personal electronics
Non-Acceptable Electronics
  • Electronics that contain damaged or leaking batteries
  • Loose batteries
  • Electronic items recalled due to defects related to the battery