ALMR-The Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers


Lamp Recycling

An Educational CD released by the Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers (ALMR), along with the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). This CD promotes recycling mercury-containing lamps and provides specific information about Federal and state-specific guidlines for their proper disposal.

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Lamp Recycling Project CD

Moustache Man

Laws and Regulations

Information on Spent Lighting

A Summary of the Universal Waste Rule and RCRA Subtitle C Hazardaous Waste Regulations fo Businesses.

Who does this rule apply to?

Federal RCRA requirements apply to everyone except households and Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQGs) – see glossary for definition of “CESQGs.”

In some states, households and CESQGs may legally dispose of waste lamps in the trash, although EPA discourages this practice. Many states have policies that are more stringent and require recycling for all lamps.

See the State-by-State Stringency Comparison Table.