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Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management

Light Bulbs

Off Campus

Please do not bring household generated light bulbs to campus!  Your used light blubs cost the campus money. You may be able to dispose of used light bulbs, at not cost, available to you by the generator.

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Campus Only

Current campus procedure for the collection of "Universal Waste - Lamps" is to:

  • Collect non-broken lamps in the OEM container (if you bought a new lamp use that box to house the old lamp).
    • If the lamp is broken contact EHS/RMS immediately for cleanup and disposal. A work order may be placed, but it is important to make it clear to the person taking the report the lamp is broken so it can be removed asap.
  • Label the container with the image below (click to print) or request a label from EHS/RM and one will be provided at no cost.
  • Attach the label to the container
  • Complete the date field (date first lamp is placed in container) and the generator. Place a check mark in the box labeled "Lamp(s)".
  • Accumulate batteries at point of generation for no longer than nine months.
  • Contact EHS RMS for any containers that have a start date approaching nine months from accumulation start.

Universal Waste Label - Print or Request From DRMS

For larger lamps, such as 4' or 8' tube lamps the lamps must be stored in a manner that helps prevent breakage.  Leaning the lamp up against the wall without protective outer covering does not meet this requirement. Contact EHS/RM as soon as these units are no longer useful and we will have them removed.

Damaged lamps shall be reported to EHS/RM immediately to prevent hazards or exposure.