Bulb Recycling Company Now Recycles Air Bags

Lighting Resources, one of the nation’s largest recyclers of fluorescent bulbs and lamps (www.lightingresourcesinc.com), has announced it now offers full recycling services for automotive air bags and seatbelt pre-tensioners. The company, with corporate offices in Simi Valley, Calif., recently opened a facility in Johnson City, Tenn. to process the supplemental restraint devices (SRS) along with electronic waste recycling and data destruction shredding. The Johnson City facility and its air bag recycling operations are managed by Steve Barnett, founder of Southeast Recycling who joined Lighting Resources in late 2015.

As vehicles go out of commission, air bags, which contain recyclable components as well as explosive charge units, should be properly disposed of for both safety and regulatory reasons. Car dealers, auto repair shops, auto recyclers, salvage yards and others working with decommissioned vehicles are required to know and follow state regulations regarding the proper handling and disposal of SRS devices.

Lighting Resources’ recycling process disassembles both seat belt pre-tensioners and air bags from steering wheel, glove box, side curtain and other locations. The charge units are recovered along with the nylon bag or seatbelt strapping, metal, and plastic components. Lighting Resources 100 percent recovery and reclamation of air bag components ensures there is zero landfill waste of a recycled airbag module.

The company’s Johnson City, Tennessee facility also provides complete security, including secured fenced storage, 24-hour video surveillance, and barcode tracking of all recycled SRS devices.

Lighting Resources also recycles alkaline and lithium batteries, fluorescent light ballasts, electronics and components, and related universal wastes. Founded in 1989, the company operates seven recycling facilities across the United States with further facility expansions and acquisitions planned.

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