See: workplace lighting; hazardous lamp management at NY State Dept of Environmental Conservation
Law: Laws of NY State (Search for Environmental Conservation Law (ENV),Article 27, Title 21: Mercury-Added Consumer Products)
Regulations: NY Codes, Rules and Regulations (Search for Title 6, Part 370-375: Hazardous Waste Management System) Regulations also posted at NYS Dept of Conservation
Summary: The Mercury-Added Consumer Products Law mandates that waste products containing mercury, including fluorescent lamps, must be properly labeled and managed separately from solid waste. Households are exempt and may discard fluorescent bulbs in the trash. Businesses, however, must handle all mercury-containing bulbs (including low-mercury or non-hazardous "green end cap" lamps) according to either hazardous waste or universal waste standards. Small businesses less than 100 employees that discard 15 or fewer low-mercury (non-hazardous "green end cap") bulbs per month are also exempt.
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