Missouri Fluorescent Bulb Recycling Regulations


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Quick Facts:

  • Due to mercury concerns, recycling fluorescent bulbs is highly recommended by the Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources and is required for most facilities throughout the state
  • Crushing fluorescent bulbs is not allowed in Missouri
  • Prepaid bulb recycling by mail is allowed in Missouri

Recycling Options Available in Missouri:

EasyPak Recycling Containers

Fill up containers with bulbs, ballasts, batteries, or e-waste at your own pace and mail back via prepaid shipping

Bulk Recycling Pickups

For larger amounts of bulbs, ballasts, batteries, or e-waste. Trucks come pick up waste at your location for recycling

 

 

 

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Detailed Missouri Fluorescent Bulb Recycling Regulations  

The stringency chart 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)

Confused about terminology (CESQG, UW, TCLP, etc.)? Refer to this glossary for help.

Jurisdiction Generator Exemption
(CESQG)
Waste itself
Where can waste from CESQG go?
Can the waste be declared non- hazardous, TCLP? Other stringency or exemptions?
Federal EPA 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) Waste may go to any Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (MSWLF) Wastes that test less than 0.2mg/l soluble mercury are not considered hazardous under federal rules. 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 [1]. No mobile treatment units.
Missouri No CESQG exemption same same No crushing

State Regulatory Contacts

Primary Contact Title Agency Address Phone E-Mail
David Goggins Environmental Specialist

Department of Natural Resources, Division Of Environmental Quality, Outreach and Assistance Office, Pollution Prevention Unit

PO Box 176 Jefferson City, MO 65102

(573) 526-6627 david.goggins@dnr.mo.gov
Secondary Contact Title Phone Area of Responsibility
Daniel Cary Environmental Engineer (573) 751-3553 Works with permitting of recycling facilities
Kathy Flippin Chief of Hazardous Waste Enforcement Unit (573) 751-2347 New rules and regulations-UWR contact
Keith Bertels Environmental Specialist (573) 751-2032 Enforcement of hazardous waste laws
  Environmental Assistance Office 1-800-361-4827  

More Resources

Web Links and Informational Resources
Fluorescent Lamp Fact Sheet http://www.dnr.mo.gov/pubs/pub24.htm
Missouri Department of Natural Resources Fact Sheets Click Here