All lamps including incandescent bulbs are listed in the EPA UNIVERSAL WASTE RULE. All lamps with the exception of incandescents, halogens and LEDs contain mercury, a hazardous material that is dangerous to human health and the environment. More information on lamp regulations.
Types of lamps: linear fluorescent, compact fluorescent, Ubent, circular, high intensity discharge (HID), low-pressure sodium (LPS), metal halide (MH), mercury vapor (MV), shattershield, coated, power groove, incandescent, halogen, LED, neon and ultraviolet (UV).
Electrical lighting ballast and other electrical equipment may contain various regulated materials including PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls are TSCA regulated), contaminated oils, asphalt potting compounds and heavy metals that cannot be land-filled except in permitted Hazardous Waste landfills under RCRA and CERCLA regulations.
Types of ballast and electrical equipment: PCB ballast, non-PCB ballast, capacitors, transformers, regulators, circuit breakers and switches.
Batteries contain various hazardous materials including acids, reactives, toxics and heavy metals.
All battery types: lead acid, alkaline, nickel, lithium, mercury, zinc carbon, zinc air and magnesium.
Computers and other electrical equipment may contain hazardous materials including heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury and batteries.
E-Scrap types: all computer components, CRTs, LCDs, TVs, other monitors, CPUs, towers, hard drives, floppy drives, printers, fax machines, copiers, mainframes, servers, routers, peripherals, mouse, speakers, modems, tape drives, stereos, VCRs, DVD players, keyboards, telephone systems, cell phones, power supplies, office electronics, UL rack mounted electronics, wire and motors.
Under the EPA UNIVERSAL WASTE RULE, mercury-containing devices can be handled as Universal Waste.
Mercury Waste Types: thermometers, barometers, thermostats, switches, precision instruments and medical devices.
WASTE NOT ACCEPTED
The following items will be returned at generators expense: self-illuminating exit signs containing radioactive ingredients, mercury-containing novelties, PCB transformers, microwaves, stoves, ovens, refrigerators, washers, dryers, dishwashers, water heaters, furnaces, space heaters, air conditioning units, drinking fountains, electrical appliances and X-ray machines.
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