New York State Lamp Disposal Law

NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation

As of July 12, 2005, the State of New York now prohibits all mercury-containing lamps from being discarded. No exemptions are allowed except for households and small businesses with less than 100 employees and with less than 15 lamps per month. The new law primarily affects generators of low-mercury or "green end cap" lamps. These lamps are not mercury free and must be recycled or managed by an authorized facility in accordance with the Mercury-Added Consumer Products Law. All businesses and households are strongly encouraged to recycle their mercury-containing lamps.

New York S.B. 7399

Category: Recycling

Version: Amended

Version Date: June 22, 2004

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law and the state finance law, in relation to the labeling and recycling of mercury-added consumer products and establishing an advisory committee on mercury pollution

Recycling Fluorescent Lamps with Air Cycle

Whether you manage a large or small facility, Air Cycle has a cost-effective way to recycle your facility's spent fluorescent lamps. The Bulb Eater® lamp crusher makes it easy to safely store spent lamps prior to recycling, and is fully compliant with EPA and OSHA environmental standards. For facilities that generate smaller amounts of lamps or other waste, the EasyPak™ mail-in container program is a great fit.

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