Lamps and Bulbs
To recycle projector lamps and bulbs, fill out the hazardous materials pickup form on the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) website.
For fluorescent bulbs:
- Recycle your fluorescent lamps.
- Use low-mercury, green-tipped bulbs. These are lower in mercury but do still contain mercury at a level that can cause contamination if broken.
- Store all spent bulbs in closed boxes, labeled as “Used Bulbs” and date the container with the first date that a bulb was put into the box. This box must be kept closed unless a bulb is actively being added to the box.
- Bulb boxes should be brought to the EHS storage facility across from University Surplus Property so that they may be collected for recycling.
- Contact Housekeeping immediately if you break a bulb in a lab or office environment.
- Fill out the hazardous materials pickup form if you or your department are registered with EHS as a lab, and your projector lamps and bulbs will be picked up.
- Fill out the hazardous materials pickup form (non-PIs) if you are not registered with EHS as a lab, and your projector lamps and bulbs will be picked up.
- Do not put used fluorescent bulbs in the trash.
- Do not intentionally break or crush lamps because mercury will be released.