Mississippi Fluorescent Bulb Recycling Regulations
- Due to mercury concerns, recycling fluorescent bulbs is highly recommended by the Mississippi Dept. of Environmental Quality and is required for most facilities throughout the state
- Crushing fluorescent bulbs is allowed in Mississippi
- Prepaid bulb recycling by mail is allowed in Mississippi
Recycling Options Available in Mississippi:
THE BULB EATER
Crushes fluorescent lamps of any size while removing mercury vapors. Reduces labor, recycling costs, and storage vs. packing lamps
EASYPAK RECYCLING CONTAINERS
Fill up containers with bulbs, ballasts, batteries, or e-waste at your own pace and mail back via prepaid shipping
BULK RECYCLING PICKUPS
For larger amounts of bulbs, ballasts, batteries, or e-waste. Trucks come pick up waste at your location for recycling
Questions about recycling in your state? Contact us for more information.
Mississippi - State Regulation Information
Stringency Table - Types of Exemptions for Lamps
The chart below provides examples of state regulations compared to the EPA regulations.
We strongly recommend that you discuss stringency with your primary state regulatory contact. This information should not be interpreted as definitive legal guidance. This document was produced in June 2004, and we do not guarantee its accuracy after that date, as state policies may change at any time.
("same" means the state policy is the same as the federal policy)
|The Waste itself
Where waste from CESQG can go?
Source - FR Vol. 64, No. 109, p.30434,
June 8, 1999
|Can the waste be declared non- hazardous, based on HW Characteristic (TCLP) see Glossary||Other stringency or exemptions?|
|Federal EPA||Generators producing less than 100 kg (220 pounds) of hazardous waste (HW) or 1 kg acute HW in each month, including all HW generated. CESQGs are exempt from federal rules, but not exempt from liability (40 CFR 261.5)||Waste may go to any Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (MSWLF)||Wastes that test less than 0.2mg/l soluble mercury are not considered hazardous under federal rules.||Crushing can only be done by generator (40 CFR 262.34); crushed waste that is not UW- must be managed as RCRA HW. Crushing not allowed within federal UWR, but may be within State UW regulations. No one may crush third-party lamps without treatment authorization . No mobile treatment units.|
|Mississippi||same||same||same||Crushing by generator allowed as UW under specific technology based approval after testing.|
State Regulatory Contacts
The primary contact is the first person you should reach for information on recycling and mercury-lamp management.
If the primary contact is not available, or if you are seeking a particular regulatory expertise, use the secondary contacts listed here.
|David E. Lee||Chief of Timber and Wood Products Compliance Branch||Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Pollution Control||(601) 961-5377||David_lee@deq.state.ms.us|
|Address||P.O. Box||City||Zip Code|
|Secondary Contact||Title||Phone||Area of Responsibility|
|Azzam Abu-mirshid||Environmental Engineer 2||(601) 961-5171||Compliance and enforcement section|
|Larry Estes||State Recycling Coordinator||(601) 961-5036|
|DEQ Main Phone||(601) 961-5171 or|
|Web Links and Informational Resources|
|Contained in Universal Waste Rule||Click Here|
|Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Home Page||http://www.deq.state.ms.us|