Environmental Compliance Experts
Our commitment to environmental compliance is at the core of everything we do. We take our responsibilities to you, our people, and the environment very seriously. That’s why we have our own Environmental Health and Safety Department to ensure that our operations surpass all federal, state, and local rules and regulations.
Regulations such as the Universal Waste Rule (UWR) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) govern the disposal and management of hazardous materials. Links to information on these and other regulations are available at our resource center.
Environmental Health and Safety Policy Statement
Starting January 1, 2013, it will be illegal for businesses and residents to throw mercury-containing lights in the trash. EcoLights has the information on the law and what it means for you.
All fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) contain small amounts of mercury. Nationwide, only about 25% of the 680 million lights discarded each year are recycled. The remainder is disposed of in solid waste landfills and incinerators. In Washington this represents over 15 million lamps per year.