Recycling & Disposal

Proper disposal and recycling

Proper disposal

We know that your commitment to being green is not just about saving energy; it’s about doing the right thing all the time. That’s why we offer a full recycling program for all old technologies to ensure hazardous waste is disposed of properly, glass and metal are recycled and sometimes fixtures are even re-purposed elsewhere. We hold various certifications that ensure you know we’re just as committed as you.

Management and disposal by businesses of fluorescent light bulbs and other mercury-containing bulbs are regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Universal Waste Rule (UWR) and Subtitle C hazardous waste regulations. For more information visit the EPA at http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/wastetypes/universal/lamps/

Information on Spent Mercury-Containing Lamp Recycling

www.epa.gov/bulbrecycling
www.lamprecycle.org
www.almr.org

Energy Star Website on Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)

www.energystar.gov/cfls

EPA’s Web Sites on Mercury and Mercury Containing Products

www.epa.gov/mercury
www.epa.gov/epr/products/mercury.htm

Broken Lamps Clean-up Procedures

www.epa.gov/mercury/spills/index.htm#fluorescent

Mercury Lamp Drum-Top Crusher Study

www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/wastetypes/universal/drumtop

Contact Information for State Environmental Regulatory Agencies

www.epa.gov/epahome/state.htm

Information on Health Effects of Elemental Mercury


www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp46.html (Tox Profile)
www.atsdr.cdc.gov/tfacts46.html (Tox FAQs)

OSHA Guideline for Mercury Vapor

www.osha.gov/SLTC/healthguidelines/mercuryvapor/recognition.html

OSHA Information on Respirator Use

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/respiratoryprotection/index.html

OSHA Information on Hazard Communication

http://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/index.html

Identify Local Recycling Options for Households

www.epa.gov/bulbrecycling (click on “Where You Live”)
www.earth911.org

National Priorities Environmental Partnerships (NPEP)

www.epa.gov/npep

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