Introducing Facts for FAQs
Each month, I'll include an answer (a "fact") to a question that gets asked a lot about the our products, recycling, or regulations in the hope of keeping our readers informed and knowledgeable about these topics.
If you have a question you'd like to see answered, don't hesitate to submit it here to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and see it featured in Facts for FAQs!
|Q. Why can't I just throw my fluorescent lamps in the trash?
A. Lamps contain mercury, and are in most cases considered hazardous. Because trashing lamps can cause harm to the environment and pose a health risk to facility workers, most states do not allow hazardous lamps to be disposed of in solid waste landfills.