Crushes fluorescent lamps of any size while removing mercury vapors. Reduces labor, recycling costs, and storage vs. packing lamps.
Fill up containers with bulbs, ballasts, batteries, or e-waste at your own pace and mail back via prepaid shipping.
For larger amounts of bulbs, ballasts, batteries, or e-waste. Trucks come pick up waste at your location for recycling.
The stringency table below provides examples of state regulations compared to the EPA regulations. We strongly recommend that you discuss stringency with your primary state regulatory contact. This information should not be interpreted as definitive legal guidance. This document was produced in June 2004, and we do not guarantee its accuracy after that date, as state policies may change at any time.
("same" means the state policy is the same as the federal policy)
Confused about terminology (CESQG, UW, TCLP, etc.)? Refer to this glossary for help.
Jurisdiction: Federal EPA
Generator Exemption (CESQG): Generators producing less than 100 kg (220 pounds) of hazardous waste (HW) or 1 kg acute HW in each month, including all HW generated. CESQGs are exempt from federal rules, but not exempt from liability (40 CFR 261.5)
Where can waste from CESQG go? Waste may go to any Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (MSWLF)
Can the waste be declared non-hazardous, based on TCLP? Wastes that test less than 0.2mg/l soluble mercury are not considered hazardous under federal rules.
Other stringency or exemptions? Crushing can only be done by generator (40 CFR 262.34); crushed waste that is not UW- must be managed as RCRA HW. Crushing not allowed within federal UWR, but may be within State UW regulations. No one may crush third-party lamps without treatment authorization . No mobile treatment units.
Generator Exemption (CESQG): Exemption only for <100 lamps per month (55 pounds)
Where can waste from CESQG go? same
Can the waste be declared non-hazardous, based on TCLP? same
Other stringency or exemptions? same
Jim Rudeen - Compliance, Assistance & Enforcement Section Officer
Agency Address: Department of Health and the Environment, Bureau of Waste Management, Waste Compliance and Enforcement Policy Section, 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 320, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785) 296-1603
Joe Cronin - Permit Engineer
Phone: (785) 296-1667
Area of Responsibility: Permits for industrial solid waste facilities
Mostafa Kamal - Chief
Phone: (785) 296-1609
Area of Responsibility: Permits for hazardous waste TSD facilities
Rodney Ferguson - Unit Chief Markets and Development
Phone: (785) 291-3746
Area of Responsibility: Recyclers contact
Dept. of Health and Environment Main Number
Phone: (785) 296-1500
Toll Free Number