Hawaii Fluorescent Bulb Recycling Regulations

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Quick Facts:

  • Due to mercury concerns, recycling fluorescent bulbs is highly recommended by the Hawaii Dept. of Health and Environmental Management and is required for many facilities throughout the state
  • Crushing fluorescent bulbs is allowed in Hawaii

Recycling Options Available in Hawaii:

The Bulb Eater

Crushes fluorescent lamps of any size while removing mercury vapors. Reduces labor, recycling costs, and storage vs. packing lamps

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Detailed Hawaii Fluorescent Bulb Recycling Regulations


Primary Contact Title Agency Address Phone E-Mail
Paul Kalaiwaa Environmental Health Specialist IV

Hawaii Department of Health and Environmental Management, Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch

P.O. Box 3378 

Honolulu, HI 


(808) 586- 4226 pkalaiwaa@eha.health.state.hi.us
Secondary Contact Title Phone Area of Responsibility
Grace Simmons Supervisor, Hazardous Waste Section (808) 586-4226  
  Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch (808) 586-4226  


More Resources

Web Links and Informational Resources
Hawaii Department of Health Homepage http://www.dec.state.ak.us/air/
Fluorescent Lamp Crushing Fact Sheet http://health.hawaii.gov/shwb/files/2013/04/bulbcrusher2013.pdf


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