|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