The 5 gallon ballast recycling pail holds up to 24 TSCA exempt, non PCB ballast. The container holds a maximum of 55 lbs. The container is vacuum tight and resealable. Click to watch the...
EverLights offers ballast recycling services to businesses of all sizes. The Universal Waste Rule, the same law that regulates lamp and battery recycling, also requires businesses to recycle ballasts.
PCB, a leaky oil substance found in ballasts, can seep out and cause significant contamination in a landfill. Although the health hazards of PCBs are not as widely discussed as mercury, recycling ballasts is just as important as recycling lamps. If ballasts are not recycled properly, your business could face some hefty fines.
At EverLights, we take your liability seriously. We incinerate 100 percent of your recycled ballast at a federally approved facility. Incinerating your ballast is the only safe way to dispose of PCB waste, as it takes the PCB out of the waste stream permanently. EverLights will assist your company by properly recycling your ballast in a timely fashion, following all federal and state regulations.
While they are not included in the Universal Waste Rule, Non-PCB ballasts should also be recycled. Non-PCB ballasts were introduced after 1980 and contain di (2-ethylehexy) phthalate, also known as DEHP. DEHP is less toxic than PBC, but research shows that DEHP may cause infertility and has been proven to cause cancer and other medical issues. All ballasts made before 1980 contain PCB, and therefore must be recycled.
To determine whether you have a PCB or Non-PCB ballast, check the label. If the ballast does not contain PCBs, it will say "No PCBs." If there is no label or marking on the ballast, assume it contains PCB. Regardless of what's inside, recycling your ballasts is the easiest way to ensure your company will avoid any potential fines or legal actions.
Contact EverLights today to learn how you can start recycling your ballasts.
For a copy of our packaging instructions, click here
Packaging and Shipping your Ballast:
1. Determine if the ballast contains PCB.
2. Separate the PCB from NonPCB ballasts, placing them in different 55 gallon steel drums.
3. Label the drums as PCB or Non-PCB.
4. Once your drum is full, call Everlights for a pickup.