Illinois Lawmakers pass
legislation for the disposal of fluorescent and high intensity lamps
Illinois House Bill (HB) 2164 became law on August 19, 1997,exempting only householders. This
law designates fluorescent and high intensity discharge (HID) lamps
as universal waste, a category of hazardous wastes, because of their
mercury content. This designation dramatically changed the allowable
management practices for these lamps. Most notably, as universal
waste lamps, they no longer must be disposed of in hazardous waste
landfills as long as they are properly recycled or pass the TCLP test.
The universal waste designation allows the lamps to be handled with
less paperwork and licensing. While they may not be disposed of in
municipal landfills or incinerators in Illinois unless they pass TCLP
testing, they are easier to process to a recycler for destruction.
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Fluorecycle, Inc. has constructed a state-of-the-art lamp recycling
facility. This facility meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements.
We have been working closely with the IEPA
to ensure our facility not only complies with the
letter of the regulations, but also with IEPA's intent and vision
of a statewide recycling program. Our efforts have been instrumental
in helping the IEPA define their spent mercury-containing lamp management
Fluorecycle, Inc. would like to
work with you to set up your lamp management program and to become your lamp recycling
Please call us at 815-363-4411 to discuss how we can help
you with your lamp management efforts.
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