Marks First Acquisition in TerraCycle History
TRENTON, N.J. – TerraCycle US Inc., a leader in the collection and repurposing of hard-to-recycle post-consumer waste, announced it has acquired Chicago-based Air Cycle Corporation, a leader in universal waste recycling that provides solutions for mercury-containing fluorescent bulbs, battery, ballast and electronic waste disposal.
“Adding Air Cycle to TerraCycle’s core business means that we can now offer, for the first time, the collection and recycling of products mandated for disposal by federal regulations,” said TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky.
Air Cycle and its two decades of experience in the industry, will join the TerraCycle Regulated Waste business unit and will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of TerraCycle US, Inc. In its new capacity the company will continue to offer lamp recycling products and services worldwide based on three recycling programs:
- Bulb Eater® – Designed and manufactured for facilities that dispose of large quantities of lamps, the Bulb Eater was developed to crush spent fluorescent bulbs into small fragments and compress the waste into 55-gallon drums. Each Bulb Eater unit is built around a filtration system that ensures both OSHA and EPA compliance, as well as greatly reduces costs associated with the storage, handling and recycling of the lamps.
- EasyPak™ Recycling Program – The EasyPak recycling program is offered as an alternative for customers who generate smaller quantities of spent lamps, batteries, and/or ballasts. Available in a variety of sizes, the EasyPak boxes are shipped by customers, through pre-paid UPS Ground transportation services, to recycling centers for processing.
National Bulk Recycling – Designed to offer nationwide bulk pick-up and recycling services for companies with large amounts of intact lamps, ballasts, batteries, electronic waste and the crushed lamps generated by the Bulb Eater. Once the waste has been recycled, a Certificate of Recycling, which confirms the proper handling of the waste, will be provided.
“Due to Federal EPA regulations on fluorescent and mercury vapor lamps, non-residential facilities are required by law to properly dispose of their lamps” said Bobby Farris, General Manager of TerraCycle Regulated Waste. “This acquisition puts the company in a unique position to meet those regulated waste needs, as well as offer our clients a vast range of other voluntary and customized recycling services.”