About 18 months ago, we announced that we would be building an orphanage in Haiti, in order to help and care for as many as 100 orphaned children in the Caribbean country. Today, there are over 80 children who call the orphanage home, but there is more work to be done.
Part of our original vision for this project was to include a "vocational training center," where the children could learn vital, tangible skills that easily translate to in-demand jobs on the island. We have begun construction on this part of the property, and on several classrooms. And now, we're looking to accelerate construction efforts by raising funds through a special, limited time partnership with our recycling vendor.
Beginning this week, Lighting Resources will donate $1 for every lamp/ ballast recycling box that Regency sells between now and the end of the year. These funds will go directly toward the vocational training center construction efforts in Haiti.
Learn more about our recycling boxes below.
Interested in recycling with us to raise money for our work in Haiti? Or are you a manufacturer interested in finding creative ways to help with the Haiti project? Contact us here, or reach out to your lighting specialist and reference this post.
What Regency recycles
From traditional lamps, ballasts, and CFLs, to electronic equipment, Regency will recycle a wide range of your old products including:
- Tritium exit signs
Recently, we partnered with a large property management customer to retrofit their linear fluorescent tubes to LED. A large part of the project was not just about reducing their energy consumption, but it was also about responsibly disposing of the older product. As part of our product offering, we provided the customer the ability to recycle their fluorescent tubes. That's a huge statement by the customer –– showing their value for environmental responsibility.
Each customer has a responsibility to recycle other products beyond the lamps that contain mercury. We can help you recycle ballasts, batteries, and even traditional incandescent lighting so that those components can be used for other productive purposes.
About the Regency mail-in recycling program
Our ready-to-use packaging for recycling storage and shipment is perfect for small quantities of fluorescent lamps, batteries, ballasts, and thermostats containing mercury.
This allows you to efficiently recycle in a turnkey fashion. There are various sizes that can be purchased to fit the customer’s needs. Each box comes with a liner to seal the product being recycled and a shipping label to ship the package to the recycling company when they have filled it up. Once the product has been recycled, we'll send you a