American Tower has implemented a program to recycle the bulbs from their towers as a way to protect the environment. They have recycled over 2,800 bulbs so far. American Tower used to dispose thousands of tower bulbs in the U.S. each year, which is why they decided to initiate a recycling program in 2011.
“When our tower technicians remove used bulbs from our towers, they place them in special containers and ship them to a recycling facility where 99% of the bulb materials are reclaimed and recycled,” the American Tower website explains.
American Tower continues to eliminate the number of tower bulbs that end up in waste disposal areas. This recycling program works to protect the Earth’s natural resources such as soil and water supplies. Eric Jacobson, Tower Technician for American Tower, said about the program: "It is very important to our environment that we do our part in recycling the used light bulbs and Xenon tubes we take down from our towers."