About Air Cycle Corporation
Air Cycle Corporation is a sustainable solutions and technologies company. We believe that people want innovative tools and services that are easy to use, improve results, save money, and are environmentally protective. Air Cycle is committed to developing those tools and services in order to help people, protect our environment, and create opportunity for our team and partners.
From fluorescent lamp, ballast, battery, and e-waste recycling to food waste diversion, our products and services are designed to enable you to implement a comprehensive environmental program for your facility.
The Bulb Eater® drum-top lamp crusher provides significant cost savings to facilities in the recycling process. EasyPak™ prepaid recycling containers make recycling simple and include online recycling certificates and reports.
EnviroPure diverts food waste into greywater that can be safely disposed of into existing water systems, reducing waste transportation and janitorial labor and supply costs.
Air Cycle is continually improving our product offerings and with over 8,000 Bulb Eater® machines in use and over 115,000 EasyPak™ containers shipped, we have the experience and know-how to make customers happy.
Where did it all begin?
Air Cycle Corporation was founded in 1978 and is currently based in the Chicago metropolitan area. Over the years, we have manufactured a variety of products, including "Automatic Air Balance System" control panels for McDonald's restaurants (found in over 3000 locations), electronic lamp ballasts for specialty markets, and advanced coffee dispensing machines.
Through involvement in the lighting industry, Air Cycle identified the need for make packaging spent fluorescent lamps easy and efficient. As legislation was passed to reduce pollution from irresponsible lamp disposal, we designed a machine to meet the lamp recycling needs of facilities worldwide. On March 15, 1999, the Model 55 VRS Bulb Eater® was introduced at the National Plant Engineering Trade Show, at which the Bulb Eater® was named one of the 17 "Show Stoppers" out of over 700 exhibitors!
Based on this initial success and the attention garnered through a front page acknowledgement by the Wall Street Journal, we focused our energies on developing a national network of recycling facilities to service our growing customer base. That network has expanded over the years and currently provides logistics and recycling services for crushed and/or intact lamps, batteries, ballasts, and electronic waste to thousands of facilities nationwide.
In 2006, Air Cycle developed the EasyPak™ prepaid mail-back recycling program and launched LampRecycling.com as an alternative recycling solution for our customers who wanted to recycle lamps and store a minimum amount of lamp, ballast, battery, and electronic waste on-site.
In 2012, Air Cycle began to offer the EnviroPure food waste diversion system, and launched the latest advancement in mail-back lamp recycling technology, EasyPak™ VaporShield® pre-paid lamp recycling containers.
In 2014, Air Cycle introduced the next generation lamp crusher, The Bulb Eater® 3 with Intelli Technology®.
What we're all about...
Our Core Purpose:
Is to Help People....Protect Our Environment....Sustainably
Because we believe that people and our environment are precious and should be treated with care.
Provide innovative solutions that benefit our clients, contribute to environmental improvement, and create opportunity for our team.
Every customer to be a happy, loyal advocate and rate Air Cycle as a 9 or 10 when asked the question:
How likely are you to recommend Air Cycle to a colleague or friend?
0 - Highly Unlikely<------------------------------------->Highly Likely - 10
What our customers have to say…
Cocke County Board of Education
Customer disliked: Nothing
Excellent Customer Service (4)
Customer disliked: N/A
Excellent Customer Service (5)
Customer disliked: Nothing