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I use green tip "environmentally friendly" fluorescent bulbs, can they be put in the regular trash/garbage?

Category: Groundwater
All fluorescent bulbs/devices are considered hazardous waste because they contain the heavy metal mercury. Green tipped light bulbs may have a smaller amount, but they still contain mercury. Lamps or devices with any mercury must be recycled under the Universal Waste Rule or be counted as a hazardous waste by the generating facility.
Updated 2/23/2020 2:16 PM
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