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 may go to MSWLF if there is no local ban on lamp disposal
Can the waste be declared non-hazardous, based on TCLP? same
Other stringency or exemptions? same
Robert Rieck - Hazardous Waste Specialist; Technical assistance/regulations
Agency Address: Department of Ecology, Environmental Assessment Program, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: (360) 407-6751
Maria Victoria Peeler - Senior Environmental Specialist
Phone: (360) 407-6704
Area of Responsibility: Mercury policy issues
Mike Gallagher - PBT (Persistent Bio accumulative/Toxic Substances) Coordinator
Phone: (360) 407-6868
Tom Cusack - Hazardous Waste Specialist
Phone: (360) 407-6755 ext.6348(TEMP)
Area of Responsibility: Regulations
Ty Thomas - Technical Assistance and Policy Unit Supervisor
Phone: (360) 407-6758
Area of Responsibility: General info
Susan McDonald - King County Employee
Phone: (206) 263-3059
Area of Responsibility: King County
Hazardous Substance Information Line
Recycling Information Line