- Due to mercury concerns, recycling fluorescent bulbs is required by law by the New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services
- Crushing fluorescent bulbs is not allowed in New Hampshire
- Prepaid bulb recycling by mail is allowed in New Hampshire
Detailed New Hampshire 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.
|Where can waste from CESQG go?||Can the waste be declared non- hazardous, based on 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 . No mobile treatment units.|
|New Hampshire||same||Waste must go to RCRA Sub-C facility or state equivalent||same||No crushing|
State Regulatory Contacts
|Primary Contact||Title||Agency Address||Phone|
|Paul Lockwood||Supervisor, Pollution Prevention Program||
Department of Environmental Services, Waste Management Division
29 Hazen Dr.
Concord, NH 03301
|Secondary Contact||Title||Phone||Area of Responsibility|
|Holly Green||Regulation Compliance Specialist||(603) 271-2920||Regulation questions|
|Todd Leedburg||RCRA Compliance Supervisor||(603) 271-2942||Compliance|
|Eric Aberms||RCRA Compliance Specialist||(603) 271-7512||Compliance|
|Stephanie D'Agostino||Pollution Prevention Coordinator||(603) 271-6398||Implementing statewide mercury strategy|
|Department of Environmental Services Main Phone Number||(603) 271-3503||Open Monday to Friday, 8AM-4PM|
|Hazardous Waste Compliance Hotline||(603) 271-2942||Regulation questions, open Monday to Friday, 8AM-4PM|
|Web Links and Informational Resources|
|Bulb Landfill Ban Legislation||http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2007/HB0416.html|
|Universal Waste Lamps: Info for Small Businesses||http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/pip/factsheets/hw/documents/hw-28.pdf|
|New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Home Page||http://www.des.state.nh.us/|