Some important facts concerning your fluorescent
lamps and their disposal...
Q: Do I
need to recycle my fluorescent lamps?
YES! All fluorescent lamps contain mercury. Mercury is a hazardous
substance that when released to the environment can contribute to
neurological impairment in child development. In addition, the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency considers mercury a persistent
bio-accumulative toxic substance. Proper recycling of fluorescent
lamps prevents mercury from being released to the environment.
Q: What about compact fluorescent lamps“
do I need to recycle them also?
YES! Compact fluorescent lamps also contain mercury. While fluorescent lights are
energy saving and their use is encouraged, they provide a unique
threat to the environment when disposed of improperly.
Q: Is there a law that requires fluorescent lamp
YES! There are many laws, regulations, and legal liability issues
that require lamps to be recycled.