Lamp and Ballast Recycling

Recycling Information and Services for Older Lamps and Ballasts
We provide recycling for older lamps and ballasts containing toxic PCBs subject to regulations.


Recycling Lamp and Ballasts Safely

Ballast Recycling
  • Some older lighting ballasts contain toxic PCBs which are subject to special regulations for transport and disposal. 
  • These ballasts are recycled free of charge when replaced under our lighting incentive programs.
Lamp Recycling 
  • Standard linear fluorescents, lamps with green end caps or green marking, compact fluorescents, germicidal lamps, high intensity discharge (HID) and high-pressure sodium lamps all contain mercury. Mercury is a toxic substance and the improper disposal of this substance will have a long term environmental impact. 
  • State regulatory agencies recommend recycling lamps that contain mercury.



This service is available to businesses in Massachusetts that are gas or electricity customers of these Mass Save Sponsors through the Direct Install Program:

  • Cape Light Compact JPE
  • National Grid
  • Eversource
  • Unitil



This service is offered to commercial, industrial, and municipal customers participating in an energy efficiency retrofit lighting program.


Required Steps

For more information, contact your Sponsor. For a list of recycling companies, visit

Not sure who your Sponsor is? Use the Find Your Mass Save Sponsor tool to see the contact information for your gas or electric service area.

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