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From: MARK STODDARD (MSTODDAR@dem.state.in.us)
Date: Thu Jan 15 1998 - 15:35:49 CST


In Indiana, Fluorescent Light Tubes and/or HID Lamps can be recycled under the Universal Waste Rule or treated as a hazardous waste in an appropriate manner. If such material is disposed of as a waste then it must be counted towards your quantity of hazardous waste generated for that month. If the material is recycled then it does not count.

IDEM encourages the material to be handled as a Universal Waste. As such, the material should be packaged (preferably in the original containers) to avoid breakage and the release of contaminants. The container should be labeled: "Universal Waste Mercury-Containing Lamps" or "Waste Mercury-Containing Lamps" or "Used Mercury-Containing Lamps." Package any broken tubes and lamps separately in a sealed container.

Additionally, IDEM has also created the document, "Fluorescent & High Intensity Discharge Lamps Disposal - List of Transporters and Recyclers" which was last updated November of 1997.

>>> Marci Kinter <marcik@sgia.org> 01/15/98 10:25AM >>>
I am receiving inquiries regarding disposal of used UV light bulbs. I am aware of several states, such as FL and WI, that require special handling for disposal, but are there other states as well? What about Ohio?
Marci Kinter
SGIA International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


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