Vapor Vacuum PestWest PestWest Recycles

Fluorescent LAMP Compactor & Mercury Vapor Recovery System

The Lamp Compactor


The PestWest Vapor Vacuum Lamp Compactor is a drum-top waste collection and compacting system and can crush most fluorescent bulbs and HID lamps, in seconds while effectively recovering the hazardous mercury vapors.


The system uses a high-speed, industrial strength motor and heavy-duty breaking blade. These allow the unit to break any length of tube up to 12 feet. In addition to straight lamps the system can process most shapes and sizes of oval, circline and HID bulbs...

Disposal method of any lamp waste is determined only by a Toxicity Characteristic Leachate Process (TCLP) sampling of the lamps in the full drum.

The state-of-the-art industrial mercury vapor vacuum of this self-contained system is unique in its operation and is the most highly efficient of its type.

Technically superior in operation and function than other units on the market, the Vapor Vacuum is under total negative air pressure at all critical filtration points to ensure more efficient mercury extraction - safer for operator and environment. It is easy to use and maintain and can accommodate low overheads and low ceiling heights.

  • State of the art, industrial grade filtration module and high output vapor vacuum system - for effective and efficient processing of all types of fluorescent bulbs (including mercury vapor and high pressure sodium lamps).
  • Mercury rated vacuum consists of modular canister construction and special optimum filtration system (patent pending).
  • Unit is under total negative air pressure at all critical filtration points to ensure more efficient mercury extraction - safer for operator and environment.
  • Unit will easily accommodate all lamp types of all widths and lengths (up to 12ft).
  • Special chamber to take compact, u-shape, tight-bend and circline lamps.
  • Can be used in low ceiling environments, especially important where space is at a premium, e.g. cruise vessels, manufacturing facilities and other industrial environments.
  • Ultra large capacity filter bag, HEPA filter and special charcoal module insures long-life, and low maintenance - less requirement to change expensive parts.
  • Unique, illuminated filter saturation indicator shows when filters require cleaning to insure optimum performance of the unit.
  • Drum-fill indicator to show maximum capacity has been reached, reducing drum change requirements and saving money.
  • Powerful motor, with ultra durable, tempered steel blade to crush all types of lamps.
  • Unique and safe braking motor system and open top indicator for optimum operator safety.
  • Easy to change drum system - saves time, space and money.
  • Fail-safe safety features to guard against access to moving parts and accidental start-up of machine.
  • Complies with OSHA, ACGIH, NIOSH and European Clean-air standards.