Question: How do you dispose of fluorescent light fixtures?

According to EPA Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regulations, the material must be incinerated. The entire lighting fixture does not need special handling and disposal as long as the ballast (electrical box) is not leaking. The non-leaking ballasts can be removed and recycled or disposed of properly.

Can fluorescent light fixtures be recycled?

Recycling CFLs and other fluorescent bulbs allows reuse of the glass, metals and other materials that make up fluorescent lights. Virtually all components of a fluorescent bulb can be recycled.

What do I do with old ballasts?

According to EPA Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regulations, the material must be incinerated. The entire lighting fixture does not need special handling and disposal as long as the ballast (electrical box) is not leaking. The non-leaking ballasts can be removed and recycled or disposed of properly.

What do you do with old ballasts?

No PCBs ballasts can be disposed with normal trash in most states. Ballasts that have PCBs are regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). They arent hazardous when used as intended, as long as they dont leak.

Can you throw ballasts away?

According to EPA Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regulations, the material must be incinerated. The entire lighting fixture does not need special handling and disposal as long as the ballast (electrical box) is not leaking. The non-leaking ballasts can be removed and recycled or disposed of properly.

Do scrap yards take light ballasts?

The worst type of ballast that you can have is a PCB ballast. These are very harmful to the environment and many scrap yards will not want to buy or even take these in as as scrap because they are very difficult to recycle correctly.

Do ballasts have scrap value?

The worst type of ballast that you can have is a PCB ballast. These are very harmful to the environment and many scrap yards will not want to buy or even take these in as as scrap because they are very difficult to recycle correctly.

How do I dispose of a PCB ballast?

Federal law requires disposal of leaking PCB-containing ballasts and any PCB-contaminated materials at an EPA-approved facility. For a list of approved facilities, please call the TSCA information hotline at (202) 554-1404, or refer to the PCB web site at www.epa.gov/pcb.

What to do with old ballasts?

No PCBs ballasts can be disposed with normal trash in most states. Ballasts that have PCBs are regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). They arent hazardous when used as intended, as long as they dont leak.

Do fluorescent lights make things look green?

While you can now buy warmer options (which can still be overly bright), traditional fluorescent lighting gives off a cool, bright, blue-tinged light. This is a light that enhances cool colours such as blue and green and can dull warmer colours like yellow, orange and red.

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