Recycling Fluorescent Lamps & Mercury Products
Fluorescent bulbs are energy efficient, using one quarter of the energy to produce the same amount of light as an incandescent bulb, but they also contain mercury and should be handled and recycled safely. In Massachusetts, all fluorescent bulbs are required to be recycled by law. Other common mercury-containing devices include older thermostats, thermometers, and barometers.
We can help you safely dispose of your fluorescent bulbs and other mercury-containing products!
- The MassDEP has a statewide listing of locations to safely recycle these products
- For more information about the effects of mercury, safe alternatives and procedures for spills, see our handout (pdf) or this MassDEP page.
- The Thermostat Recycling Corporation offers free mercury-containing thermostat recycling, reporting, and compliance assistance.
- The Center for EcoTechnology has been helping businesses, institutions and municipalities cost effectively find proper lamp recycling options for almost a decade. We are available to help your business effectively manage these materials through support from Covanta Energy. Please contact us for assistance.
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