- Your used lamps should not be tossed in the garbage regardless of whether it's a fluorescent, CFL, MH, HPS, or other type.
- Your jobsites are becoming more environmentally friendly.
- Some jobsites are already mandating the proper recycling of all removed lamps.
- What to do with your used lamps?
- Where to recycle them?
- What costs are involved?
- What official recognized recycling programs are available?
Sometimes it's required by the job, sometimes it's recognized as the right thing to do, and other times it's just because it's so easy!
Thank you to all of our customers for making the launch of this program a success! 2008 was a great year for lamp recycling, and 2009 is proving to be even better.
- 30,579 lamps were safely recycled helping to divert the following from our landfills
- 10,154.6 kg of glass
- 113.61 kg of metals
- 122.03 kg of phosphor
- 3.247 kg of mercury
Many Westburne customers now receive their invoices directly by email. Moving to email invoices and statements will helps us offer our customers the high quality of service expected from Westburne, and at the same time assist in eliminating mountains of wasted paper and envelopes. As well as helping the environment, our customers can also help their business by receiving these important documents sooner. Since standard postal service can take 2 - 4 days, this could save valuable time when processing documents.
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Don't worry. If there's ever a problem with the email service a paper invoice will be generated and mailed out right away.
You will start noticing a new 'epi' symbol on the bottom-right corner of our shopping bags. Westburne has made the change to using bags with totally degradable plastic additives. This is a small change, but it helps to ensure we leave less of a footprint on our environment in the years ahead.
Not exactly. The bags used at home in your Green Bin are made to be fully compostable and break down very quickly. These are not strong enough for the purpose of a shopping bag. The new Westburne bags will undergo an oxo-biodegradation process. They look, feel, and have the same strength as before. An additive is mixed in with the conventional plastic during manufacturing and allows these bags to biodegrade within 20 to 36 months when disposed of in an appropriate environment. Conventional plastic materials can remain in the environment for decades, or even centuries.