State and Federal Regulations

Next, the person who is charged with handling the disposal of fluorescent tubes needs to investigate the State & Federal Requirements for Managing Fluorescent Tubes.  Check your state’s website for state-specific mandates for proper handling of universal waste lamps.  Please note that fluorescent tubes that are not broken can typically be handled as universal or even non-regulated waste streams; but, broken lamps are often sent as hazardous waste.

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