Rexel's customers can now take advantage of lamp, ballast, and battery recycling services offered through the company's 325 locations across the United States. By offering this new service, the electrical and datacom distributor makes it easy for any buyer of electrical and lighting equipment to do the environmentally responsible thing.

Customers who purchase lamps and ballasts from a Rexel branch can now buy recycling services from the same place. Working with Veolia Environmental Services, Lombard, Ill., Rexel will offer RECYCLEPAK kits and bulk recycling services.

“Lighting upgrades to existing buildings usually involve replacement of lamps and ballasts,” says Robert Stroescu, Rexel's Dallas-based national lighting product manager. “These items must be disposed according to federal and local regulations.

“Environmentally, the smart and responsible thing to do is to recycle the lamps. Our partnership with Veolia reflects our commitment to solve our customers' problems — and protect the environment — by providing a turnkey lamp recycling solution.”

RECYCLEPAK kits, which feature prepaid packaging, make it easy for anyone to recycle large or small quantities of spent lamps and ballasts. The company's bulk recycling service is designed to handle pallets or truckloads of lamps and/or ballasts, shipped on a regular basis.

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