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)
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): same
Where can waste from CESQG go? Waste must go to RCRA Sub-C facility or state licensed MSWLF
Can the waste be declared non-hazardous, based on TCLP? same
Other stringency or exemptions? Permit to operate/install required
Jack Schinderle - Waste Classifications Specialist
Agency Address: Dept. of Environmental Quality, Waste and Hazardous Material Division, PO Box 30241, Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 373-8410
Steve Kratzer - Mercury Pollution Prevention Specialist
Phone: (517) 373-0939
Area of Responsibility: Recycling programs
Division Phone Number
Phone: (517) 335-2690
Environmental Assistance Hotline
Area of Responsibility: Environmental Assistance Center
Anita Singh - Office of Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance (OPPCA)
Phone: (517) 335-2356
Area of Responsibility: Air permitting
Christine Grossman - OPPCA
Phone: (517) 373-0590
Area of Responsibility: Waste regulations
Joy Taylor Morgan - Air Quality Division (AQD)
Phone: (517) 335-6974
Area of Responsibility: Mercury