Proper Disposal of Mercury-Containing Lighting for Businesses Mobile App
Mercury is a potent neurotoxin that is toxic in very tiny amounts.
How does it work?
Mercury-containing tubes and bulbs cannot be discarded with regular refuse or recycling and MUST be handled according to universal hazardous waste laws. Your business, property, or non-profit can be fined per day for disposal in refuse or recycling bins or for mercury contamination caused by unsafe storage or handling of mercury-containing tubes and bulbs. Mercury-containing tubes or bulbs must always be handled to prevent breakage and release of mercury. It is illegal to crush mercury-containing tubes and bulbs. Place tubes or bulbs into sturdy, non-leaking, close-able containers as soon as you remove them from the light fixture. Containers should be stored in a distinct area of your business and protected from the weather. Do not keep collection containers for more than one year. Each container (box, drum, or yard box) must be labeled with a “Universal Waste” label. The Proper Disposal of Mercury-Containing Lighting for Businesses mobile app allows you to replace your paper checklist with an Android, iPhone, tablet or Windows desktop computer. The mobile form includes fields to document items such as proper handling and storage, breakage, training, transportation and Recycling and Disposal. Once the mobile app is filled out a secure PDF is generated. The PDF is easy to share, and a copy is stored in your account for your chemical clean up records. You can also use the App Builder to personalize and customize this mobile form.