Residential Lighting: State Regulations

NEMA is providing the following information as a service. State regulations change periodically and it is the user’s responsibility to comply with federal, state, and local regulations.
Please consult with your local and state authorities for the most up-to-date requirements for lamp disposal.  Links to pertinent state regulations and the regulatory contacts can be found by clicking on the state in the following map or accessing the list below.

More comprehensive information concerning state mercury products laws that govern  labeling, product phase-out, manufacturer take-back, notification, and disposal requirements are is provided on NEMA’s Environmental Conscious Design webpage.

 


Alabama

Department of Environmental Management
Land Division
334-271-7730

Fact Sheet
http://adem.state.al.us/LandDivision/Guidance/fluorbro.doc

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Alaska

Department of Environmental
Conservation

Environmental Health Division

Solid Waste Office
907-269-7590 (Anchorage)
800-510-2332 (toll free, in state)

Federal Universal Waste Rule Applies
http://www.lamprecycle.org/docs/fedreg.pdf
http://www.lamprecycle.org/docs/fs_lamps.pdf

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Arizona

Department of Environmental Quality
Waste Programs Division
Hazardous Waste Office
602-771-2300

800-234-5677 (toll free)

 

 

Universal Waste Rule

http://apps.azsos.gov/public_services/Title_18/18-08.pdf

* go to R-18-8-273 and R-18-8-260.10

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Arkansas

Department of Environmental Quality
Hazardous Waste Division
501-682-0833

Recycling Directory

http://www.adeq.state.ar.us/solwaste/branch_market_dev/default.asp#Directory
Universal Waste Information


http://www.adeq.state.ar.us/hazwaste/branch_ie/uniwaste.htm
 

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California

Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Contol

Hazardous Waste Division: (800) 728-6942 or (800) 72 TOXIC
Duty Officer Hotline: 800-728-6942 (toll
free, in state)

Fact Sheet
http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/reducewaste/fluoreslamps/

Universal Waste Rule
http://dtsc.ca.gov/LawsRegulationsPolicies/CRTs/Oeara_regs_crttext.pdf

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Colorado

Department of Public Health &
Environment

Hazardous Materials and Waste Management
Division
Customer Technical Assistance

303-692-3320

Fact Sheet

http://cdphe.state.co.us/hm/UWRgeneral.pdf
http://cdphe.state.co.us/hm/lighting.pdf

Universal Waste Rule

http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/regulations/hazwaste/10073273universalwastemanagement.pdf

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Connecticut

Environmental Protection Department
Bureau of Waste Management
860-424-3021

Fact Sheet
http://dep.state.ct.us/wst/mercury/uwrule.htm
http://dep.state.ct.us/wst/mercury/merclamp.htm

Universal Waste Rule
http://dep.state.ct.us/wst/hw/hwregs.pdf
* go to pp. 105/131 (p.104).  See also p. 3/131

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Delaware

Department of Hazardous Waste Management

(302) 739-9403
(800) 404-7080

Fact Sheet
http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/whs/awm/SHWMB/Pages/DisposingofFluorescentBulbs.aspx

Universal Waste Rule
http://dnrec.state.de.us/DNREC2000/Divisions/AWM/hw/hw/drghw.htm

* go to 273: Standards for Universal Waste Management

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District of Columbia

Environmental Health Administration
Division of Hazardous Waste
202) 535-2285

Universal Waste Rule (call District contact for rule)

no electronic link to rule available at this time – new

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Florida

Environmental Protection Department
Hazardous Waste Management Section

850-245-8707

Fact Sheet


http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/mercury/pages/definitions.htm

Universal Waste Rule
http://dep.state.fl.us/waste/quick_topics/rules/documents/62-730.pdf

* go to p. 19/35 and see 62-730-185

http://dep.state.fl.us/waste/quick_topics/rules/documents/62-737.pdf

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Georgia

Department of Natural Resources
Environmental Protection Division

Hazardous Waste Management Branch
(404) 657-8828

Universal Waste Rule (federal rule by reference)

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2012-title40-vol28/xml/CFR-2012-title40-vol28-part273.xml

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Hawaii

Department of Health/Environmental
Management Division

Solid & Hazardous Waste Branch
808-586-4226

Federal Universal Waste Rule Applies
http://www.lamprecycle.org/docs/fedreg.pdf

http://www.lamprecycle.org/docs/fs_lamps.pdf

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Idaho

Health & Welfare Department
Environmental Quality Division
(208) 373-0502

Universal Waste Rule (federal rule by reference)
http://adminrules.idaho.gov/rules/current/58/0105.pdf
* go to section .016, page 8

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Illinois

Environmental Protection Agency
Bureau of Land
Permit Section
217-524-3300

Fact Sheet
http://www.epa.state.il.us/land/fluorescent-lamps/

Universal Waste Rule
http://www.ipcb.state.il.us/SLR/IPCBandIEPAEnvironmentalRegulations-Title35.aspx

* go to Part 733

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Indiana

Department of Environmental Management
Office of Land Quality
(317) 232-8172
800-451-6027 (toll free, in state)

Fact Sheets
http://www.lamprecycle.org/docs/fluorescentt&hid.pdf

http://www.in.gov/idem/files/universalwasterule.pdf

Universal Waste Rule


http://www.in.gov/idem/files/universalwasterule.pdf

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Iowa

Department of Natural Resources
Environmental Protection Division
(515) 281-7982

Federal Universal Waste Rule Applies
http://www.lamprecycle.org/docs/fedreg.pdf
http://www.lamprecycle.org/docs/fs_lamps.pdf

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Kansas

Department of Health & Environment
Bureau of Waste Management
785-296-1600

Universal Waste Rule Applies
http://kdhe.state.ks.us/waste/download/hw_laws_sept2002.pdf

* go to p. 23/40 (p. 19) and see 28-31-1.  See
also p. 39/40 (p. 35) and see 28-31-15

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Kentucky

Natural Resources & Environmental
Protection Cabinet

Environmental Protection Department
Division of Waste Management
502-564-6716

Fact Sheet



http://waste.ky.gov/RLA/Documents/Fact%20Sheets/Universalwastefactsheet.pdf
 

Universal Waste Rule
http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/TITLE401.HTM
* scroll down to Chapter 43

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Louisiana

Environmental Quality Department
Office of Waste Services
(800)305-6621

Fact
Sheet

http://deq.state.la.us/assistance/sbap/squniversalwaste.pdf

Universal Waste Rule
http://www.deq.state.la.us/planning/regs/title33/33v05c23-42.doc
* go to pages 27-28

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Maine

Environmental Protection Department
Bureau of Remediation & Waste Management
207-287-2651

Information
http://state.me.us/dep/rwm/hazardouswaste/index.htm#universalwaste

Universal Waste Rule

http://state.me.us/dep/rwm/hazardouswaste/pdf/uwruleexc.pdf

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Maryland

Department of the Environment
Waste Management Administration

Hazardous Waste Program
410-537-3343

Fact Sheet

http://mde.state.md.us/Programs/LandPrograms/Hazardous_Waste/univ_waste.asp

Universal Waste Rule

http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/
go to COMAR 26.13.10.06 – 26.13.10.25.

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Massachusetts

Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Waste Prevention
(617) 348-4004

Fact Sheet
http://www.mass.gov/dep/recycle/hazardous/lamps.doc
http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/toxics/sources/fluorescent-lamp-management-for-businesses-and-institutio.html
http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/toxics/sources/fluorescent-and-mercury-added-light-bulbs.html

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Michigan

Department of Environmental Quality
Waste and Hazardous Materials Division

(800) 662-9278

Fact Sheet
http://deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-ead-tas-eleclamp.pdf

Universal Waste Rule
http://www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-wmd-hwp-Part111Rules00.pdf
*go to p. 125/264 (p. 112) and see R 299.9228. See also R 99.9101-9109
for definitions.

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Minnesota

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Prevention and Assistance Division


651-296-6300

Fact Sheets


http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/wastetypes/universal/index.htm

Universal Waste Rule
Rule became effective in June 2005.

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Mississippi

Environmental Quality Department
Pollution Control Office
Hazardous Waste Branch
(601) 961-5220

Fact Sheets

http://www.deq.state.ms.us/MDEQ.nsf/page/Recycling_FluorescentLampsFAQs?OpenDocument

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Missouri

Natural Resources Department
Division of Environmental Quality
Hazardous Waste Program

573-751-3176
Technical Assistance Program
573-526-6627
800-361-4827 (toll free)

Fact Sheet

http://www.dnr.mo.gov/pubs/pub2058.pdf

http://www.dnr.mo.gov/pubs/pub24.pdf

Universal Waste Rule

http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/10csr/10c25-16.pdf
http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/10csr/10c25-3.pdf

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Montana

DEQ Hazardous Waste Program
(406) 444-1435

DEQ Recycling Program
(406) 841-5217

Universal Waste Rule Fact Sheet


http://deq.mt.gov/HazWaste/hazUnivWstReq.mcpx

Universal Waste Rule
http://deq.mt.gov/dir/legal/Chapters/Ch53-toc.mcpx

* go to Sub-chapter 13

Available Service Providers
http://deq.mt.gov/HazWaste/PDFs/HAZ_Lamp_Recycler_Lst.pdf

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Nebraska

Environmental Quality Department
RCRA Section
402-471-4210

Universal Waste Rule
http://www.deq.state.ne.us/RuleAndR.nsf/pages/128-Ch-25

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Nevada

Conservation & Natural Resources
Department

Environmental Protection Division
Waste Management Bureau
775-687-4670

Universal Waste Rule
(federal rule by reference)

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New Hampshire

Department of Environmental Services
Waste Management Division
603-271-2942

Fact Sheet
http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/pip/factsheets/hw/documents/hw-7.pdf

Universal Waste Rule

http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/legal/rules/index.htm#waste
* go to p. 43/46, Env-Wm 1112

New Hampshire TrueValue Stores
http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/p2au/pps/ppuwmp/lamps.htm

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New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Solid & Hazardous Waste Program

Bureau of Hazardous Waste Permitting

(609) 633-1418

Universal Waste Rule
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/dshw/resource/njac726a1.pdf
* go to p. 101/108 and 10/108. See 7:26A.7.1 et seq.

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New Mexico

Environment Department
Environment Protection Division

Solid Waste Bureau
505-827-0197

Universal Waste Rule
No state universal waste rule for lamps (subject to change; verify with State)

New Mexico Recycling Information
http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/swb/doc/fluorescent.html

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New York

New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Solid and Hazardous Materials
Bureau of Hazardous Waste Regulation

Waste Determination & Analysis Section
(518) 402-8633

Universal Waste Rule
http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/regs/subpart374_3.html

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North Carolina

Environment & Natural Resources
Department

Hazardous Waste Section
919-508-8400

Universal Waste Rule
http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/wm/hw

* scroll down to Standards for Universal Waste Management

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North Dakota

Department of Health
Environmental Health Section
Hazardous Waste Program

701-328-5166

Fact Sheets

http://www.health.state.nd.us/wm/faq/uwrvshwr.htm

Universal Waste Rule
http://www.state.nd.us/lr/information/acdata/pdf/33-24-05.pdf
* go to p. 741/834 and see 33-24-05-701 et seq. http://www.state.nd.us/lr/information/acdata/pdf/33-24-01.pdf
* go to 33-24-01-04 for definitions

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Ohio

Environmental Protection Agency
Division of Hazardous Waste Management

(614) 644-2621

Fact Sheet/Policy
http://www.epa.ohio.gov/dhwm/fluorescent.aspx

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Oklahoma

Environmental Quality Department
Hazardous Waste Compliance Section
405-702-5100

Fact Sheets


http://www.deq.state.ok.us/factsheets/land/HW_lamps_fact_sheetB.pdf



http://www.deq.state.ok.us/factsheets/land/MgtUsedFluoreLamps.pdf

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Oregon

Environmental Quality Department

Hazardous Waste Program
(800) 732-9253

Fact Sheet
http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/pubs/factsheets/hw/LampsBallasts.pdf

Universal Waste Rule
http://www.deq.state.or.us/wmc/hw/UW.htm

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Pennsylvania

Environmental Protection Department
Land Recycling & Waste Management Bureau
Hazardous Waste Management
(800) 346-4242

Fact Sheet
http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/landrecwaste/cwp/view.asp?a=1242&Q=462311

Universal Waste Rule
(federal rule by reference)
http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/025/chapter266b/chap266btoc.html
* go to 266b.1(a)

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Rhode Island

Environmental Management Department
Environmental Protection Bureau
Waste Management Office
401-222-2797

Universal Waste Fact Sheet
http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/benviron/assist/pdf/univrule.pdf

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South Carolina

Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC)
Office of Environmental Quality Control (EQC): http://www.scdhec.gov/environment.htm

Mercury Information: http://www.scdhec.gov/environment/admin/Mercury/mercury.htm

Hazardous & Infectious Waste Management
Bureau of Land & Waste
(803) 896-4000

Universal Waste
Rule

http://www.lamprecycle.org/docs/273%2010.pdf

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South Dakota

Environment & Natural Resources
Department

Waste Management Program
605-773-3153

Universal Waste Rule (federal rule by reference)

http://legis.state.sd.us/rules/DisplayRule.aspx?Rule=74:28#74:28:33

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Tennessee

Environment and Conservation
Department

Solid/Hazardous Waste Management Office
615-532-0780

Universal Waste Rule
http://www.state.tn.us/sos/rules/1200/1200-01/1200-01-11/1200-01-11-.12.pdf

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Texas

Natural Resource Conservation
Commission

Policy & Regulations Division
(512) 239-1000

Universal Waste Rule

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

recycle@tceq.state.tx.us

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Utah

Environmental Quality Department
Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste
801-538-6170

Universal Waste Rule

http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r315/r315-016.htm

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Vermont

Environmental Conservation Department
Waste Management Division
(800) 932-7100

Fact Sheet


http://www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/ead/mercury/dispose/lamps.htm

Universal Waste Rule
http://www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/wastediv/rcra/hazregs/regs2000/FINAL2000sub9.pdf

Vermont TrueValue Stores

http://www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/ead/mercury/dispose/truevalue.htm

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Virginia

Department of Environmental Quality
Waste Programs
(804) 698-4029

Fact Sheet

http://www.deq.state.va.us/waste/flights.html

Universal Waste Rule
(Federal rule by reference)
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+reg+9VAC20-60-273

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Washington

Ecology Department
Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction
Program
(800) 732-9253

Fact Sheet
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/pubs/0004020.pdf

Universal Waste Rule
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/hwtr/reg_comp_guide/173-303.HTM

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West Virginia

Environment Bureau
Waste Management Office

Hazardous Waste Management
(304) 558-2234
(800) 982-3386

Universal Waste Rule (federal rule by reference)
http://www.wvsos.com/csrdocs/wordDocs/33-20.doc
* go to p. 23/26 and see 33-20-13

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Wisconsin

Department of Natural Resources
Waste Management Program
Hazardous Waste Team
(608) 266-2621

Policy Information
(call State for policy)
http://dnr.wi.gov/org/aw/wm/publications/recycle/news/sp00.pdf
* go to p. 2

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Wyoming

Environmental Quality Department
Solid & Hazardous Waste Division

307-777-7752

Universal Waste Rule
http://soswy.state.wy.us/RULES/3318.pdf
http://soswy.state.wy.us/RULES/3309.pdf