Recycling Lighting (Flourescent Lamps and Other Mercury-Containing Devices)

Mercury-containing devices such as fluorescent lamps and ballasts are classified as hazardous waste. Columbia complies with federal regulations for their disposal and recycling in all academic and administrative buildings.

Spent lamps from academic and administrative buildings are replaced by Operations staff and are brought to a secure centralized storage area. Northeast Lamp Recycling regularly removes lamps for disposal and recycling. If you need a fluorescent lamp replaced in your department or building, please place a service request.

For more information on recycling, please visit the Sustainable Columbia website.