What are the lamp recycling regulations in my state?
Each state has its own program for management of mercury-containing lamps. Most states have adopted and currently implement the federal Universal Waste Rule (UWR).
Note that several states have regulations that are more stringent than the federal UWR. For example, all mercury-containing wastes are banned from landfills in Vermont regardless of whether they were disposed of by CESQGs or households. New Hampshire does not have reduced requirements for CESQGs in its hazardous waste regulations, and businesses in Florida must dispose of less than ten lamps to qualify for the CESQG reduced requirements. Several other states (CA, MN, NY, ME, CT, and RI) either ban the disposal of mercury-containing lamps or have limited the amount of lamps entering disposal facilities. Other states are contemplating similar bans. Check with your state to determine your regulatory requirements. For more information specific to your state, contact your state environmental regulatory agency or visit the US EPA web site for a link to your state’s regulatory agency.
How do I safely clean-up a broken Compact Fluorescent Lamp?
We have provided a link to the US EPA site for clean-up instructions.