Birmingham Recycle USA, Inc. Providing Neon Transformers Recycling Services
Neon signs get their vibrant colors from the gases that fill the glass tubes. Argon, neon and helium are some of the gases that are used, depending on the color of the sign. Although the quantities of these gases found in signs are not harmful, many neon signs contain mercury which is classified as hazardous waste by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Special precautions need to be taken when disposing of neon lights. If you wish to dispose of a neon light, whether broken or intact, you need to use caution and dispose of the lights responsibly.