CSI Blog And News

Lamps

What’s In Your Dumpster? Make Sure It’s NOT Hazardous or Universal Waste, March 2018

ENFORCEMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL REGULATIONS:  Reportedly, local inspectors (Environmental Compliance Officers) have gone into dumpsters at auto service facilities to determine the occurrence of illegal waste disposal. They have cited heavy fines for violations when hazardous waste and universal waste are found in the dumpster.  Alameda and Santa Clara counties sued an auto dealership […]

Read more

Fluorescent Lamps & Used Batteries Recycling, January 2006

On February 8, 2006, regulations that require recycling of mercury containing fluorescent lamps, batteries, (non-automotive type) and other mercury containing materials will be prohibited from disposal as ordinary trash and required to be recycled.  Some of the Universal Wastes that require recycling is as follows: Fluorescent Lamps Mercury Containing Switches, Novelties & other products Batteries […]

Read more

Fluorescent Lamps, Tire Fees, SCAQMD Requirements, etc., November 2000

Bright Idea? You cannot dump your fluorescent lamps into the dumpster any more!  The US EPA has made changes to waste rules applying to spent mercury-containing light bulbs that requires recycling of these lamps and prohibit landfill disposal. The rule has been adopted to reduce the disposal of mercury containing wastes into landfills.  Mercury is […]

Read more