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.

Where can the waste go?

In most cases, hazardous waste lamps must go to a destination facility ( lamp and mercury recyclers) or TSDF (disposal), rather than to a municipal solid waste landfill. In some states lamps from households or CESQGs are exempt. Recycling waste lamps under the UWR is less burdensome because most businesses will not have to register an ID# with the EPA.