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Disposal of fluorescent tubes can be a somewhat tedious process if you don’t know where to look; but, remembering a few basic steps will make it so much easier. The need for recycling materials has become an imminent need as costs are skyrocketing and we are searching for more and more ways to save money on things such as energy.  As a hazardous waste consultant I have spent many years working with both small and large companies in a wide array of industries. Fluorescent tubes, mercury vapor bulbs,           CFL (compact fluorescent lamps), and high pressure sodium bulbs can be a difficult task to store, track and remove if you don’t know what to do.

First and foremost, disposal">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001NG9FBK?ie=UTF8&tag=fluortubesdis-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B001NG9FBK” target=”_blank”>disposal of fluorescent tubes as universal waste material
is simplest way to properly have it removed from your facility.  The easiest way to do this is by retaining the box the tubes can in.  Place these boxes in a dry area to keep the intergrity intact for shipment.  Broken bulbs in most cases have to be handled as hazardous waste which can affect your generator status. You want your EPA generator status to remain as CESQG (conditionally exempt small quantity generator) if legally possible. Some companies will provide a turnkey service where you can purchase the boxes from them. Once the boxes are full, they will come and take them at little or no charge. Click here to learn more about disposal of fluorescent tubes.