Mercury Waste is Regulated
Not only is Mercury a threat to our quality of life when it is not properly recycled, it can also be a significant threat to the overall health of your business. Local and state environmental regulations and EPA enforcement of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), regulate the generation, treatment, storage, handling, clean-up, transportation and disposal of hazardous wastes, including products which contain Mercury. Mercury-containing lamps, batteries, and medical and electrical equipment and devices are regulated as Universal Wastes.

Your company may be at risk of severe financial penalties, criminal prosecution and long-term liability if products which contain Mercury are improperly recycled.
United States Environmental Protection Agency Sites

Federal Mercury Regulations

State Mercury Legislation and Regulations

State Universal Waste Regulations

Federal Universal Waste Regulations

State Mercury Medical & Dental Waste Programs

1997 Mercury Report to Congress

Other Helpful Sites

Association of Lighting and
Mercury Recyclers (ALMR)

ALMR’s Federal and State Regulatory Guide

National Electrical Manufacturers Association Guide


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