26th November 2019

hazardouswasteexperts
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Are incandescent light bulbs a hazardous waste?

Managing and Recycling CFLs. Luckily, under the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Universal Waste Rule, many mercury-containing light bulbs can be treated as non-hazardous waste, if properly recycled. The EPA-recommended method for the safe disposal of all types of fluorescent light bulbs is actually recycling.

Do LED light bulbs need to be recycled?

While LED light bulbs do not contain mercury, many do contain other hazardous substances such as lead and arsenic. Despite this, most communities do not require you to recycle LEDs. 1800Recycling's Recycle Search tool may be able to help you find a local LED recycling company.
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