Household Battery and Fluorescent Lamp Recycling
Regulations to protect public health and the environment have been
changing. This is because we now know that some common items that have
traditionally been thrown in your household's or small business' trash cannot be safely disposed in
landfills. These common items are referred to as hazardous waste, and
some of them as universal waste
waste" (u-waste) is a designated category of hazardous wastes. This category includes many common household items.
Until recently, some universal wastes could be disposed in the trash
under some circumstances. However, this is no longer the case--all
u-wastes are now banned from the trash
As of February 9, 2006, all "u-waste" items, which includes
fluorescent lamps and batteries are banned
from the trash.
No one in California is allowed to discard
their fluorescent lamps and batteries as nonhazardous solid waste (as ordinary trash).
Fluorescent Lamp Recycling