Commercial 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.

To access a state’s laws and regulations click on the state below.

Locate each state’s labeling, product phase-out, manufacturer take-back, notification, and disposal ban requirements for mercury-containing products visit NEMA’s Environmental Conscious Design website.

 


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://www.azsos.gov/public_services/Title_18/18-08.htm

* 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.usg.edu/ehs/topics/index.phtml?topic=29

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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://ipcb.state.il.us/SLR/IPCBandIEPAEnvironmentalRegulations-Title35.asp

* 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
http://deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-wmd-Universl.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 expected to be 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/documents/env-hw_1100.pdf
* 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.hazardouswaste.utah.gov/Rules/Docs/ProposedRules/R315-16.1_2.pdf

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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