The safe handling, storage and proper disposal of any mercury containing light bulbs is an important safety consideration for all persons who service these style lighting fixtures.
The University must collect all fluorescent tubes and mercury containing bulbs and properly dispose of these units at an approved mercury reclamation recycling facility. To assure that the University collects all fluorescent lights and mercury vapor bulbs on campus we have identified specific locations that the bulbs will need to be brought for accumulation, prior to EEM collection and disposal.
If a fluorescent or mercury vapor bulb is accidentally broken, contact the EEM Office at x2618 for response and or information. The broken light must be placed in a sealed container (with fragments) and placed in the central collection room. The date of when the bulb was picked-up must be marked on the container.