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Shipping & Returns: Important Information

Important Information

How our RecycleKits Program Works:
  1. Order as many RecycleKits Packages as you anticipate needing for your facility.
  2. Each "package" contains a shipping label, an orange warning/instruction label, and profile forms.
  3. When the box is full of spent lamps, tape the box closed, remove any old labels from the box, fill out the supplied shipping label & profile form(s) with the facility name and address, and attach both the shipping label and the warning/instruction label to the box.
  4. Hand the box to your FedEx Ground driver the next time FedEx Ground makes a routine delivery to your facility.


Thats all there is to it. There are several things to remember to make the program work smoothly and reduce your cost:

  • Do not mix lamp types in the same box (i.e. Straight fluorescents with U-tubes, shatter shields, or HIDs). You will be billed as if the entire box contains the highest price lamp.
  • Do not alter the shipping label. Add only the facility name and address, do not modify the label in any other way.

FEDEX GROUND RETURN PACKAGING INSTRUCTIONS

SHIPPING GUIDELINES FOR ALL

  1. On the FedEx Ground label, print your address and zip code in the space provided. Affix label to carton.
  2. DO NOT alter label. FedEx Ground will not accept any package with a PPRP label that has been changed, altered, or tampered with in any way.
  3. Give this package to the FedEx Ground driver during a routine pickup, drop off at a local FedEx center, or call FedEx Ground at 1-888-777-6040 to schedule a pickup.
  4. See additional guidelines below for shipping Mercury Containing Devices, Broken Bulbs and Crushed Bulbs


PACKAGING OF LAMPS

  1. Place the plastic bag into the container, folding excess plastic over the open end of box. Package lamps into the plastic bag. Fold end of bag twice, then tape from edge to edge of bag.
  2. If using original manufacturers boxes, remove all other addresses and labels from carton. Make sure original factory spacers remain in place.
  3. Tape both ends of box closed.

PACKAGING OF BATTERIES

  1. Place intact batteries (dry cell only) into UN approved pail. Acceptable battery types include; Alkaline (non-mercury), NiCad (dry), Carbon Zinc (non-mercury), Nickel Iron, Nickel Metal Hydride and Zinc Air.
  2. Weight not to exceed 12 pounds (1 gallon) or 60 pounds (5 gallon).
  3. Place pail in box provided and securely tape box closed.

PACKAGING OF NON-PCB BALLAST

  1. Place Non-PCB ballasts into 5 gallon pail.
  2. Weight no to exceed 60 pounds per 5 gallon pail.
  3. Place pail in box provided and securely tape box closed.

PACKAGING OF COMPUTER SCRAP

  1. Place obsolete computer parts into provided 24" x 24" x 24" double walled box.
  2. Weight not to exceed 80 pounds per box.
  3. You may combine different types ot equipment in the same box.
  4. Securely tape box closed.
SHIPPING GUIDELINES FOR MERCURY CONTAINING DEVICES

All RecycleKits are designed to have less than one pound of mercury shipped using FedEx Ground Service.  Any client who has 1 pound or more of mercury in any kit must:

  1. Be a Certified Hazardous Materials Shipper to ship via Ground Service [OR]
  2. Ship filled kits through a method of transportation compliant to DOT regulations, such as common carrier [OR]
  3. Arrange for a pick up by AERC [OR]
  4. Arrange for a drop off at your local AERC facility.

SHIPPING GUIDELINES FOR BROKEN & CRUSHED BULBS

Please contact AERC to arrange for a pick up or drop off any RecycleKits you filled with broken or crushed bulbs.

SHIPPING GUIDELINES FOR BATTERIES

When shipping RecycleKits filled with batteries to AERC, client must adhere to guidelines set forth by the Department of Transportation by not exceeding the maximum weight limit. Violators will be fined.
Only Category 2 Batteries are accepted.

Extra charges may result from non-conforming materials.  If you have any questions, please call 866-447-5177.

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