Fluorescent Light Tubes
The term 'Fluorescent Light Tube' includes all mercury-containing light tubes including: High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps, Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL), Mercury Vapor Lamps, High Pressure Sodium Tubes and Neon Tubes. It is important to collect and dispose used tubes through Environmental Health and Safety due to the mercury and lead contents. Information on disposal and collection requirements are provided in the Used Fluorescent Light Tubes Quick Tip (PDF). For more detailed information, go to the Universal Waste Minimization and Disposal Policy (PDF).
Containers used to store Used Fluorescent Light Tubes must be kept closed and must be labeled in accordance with the EPA regulations. The label must read "Universal Waste - Used Fluorescent Light Tubes" (PDF) and must be dated as soon as the first used bulb is placed inside. Click here to view and print Labels (DOC). Containers are supplied by Environmental Health and Safety.