University Generated Regulated Lamps

Do not throw regulated lamps in the trash!!!! They are hazardous!!

Contact or 9x4454 / 9x3086 for more information.

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Examples of regulated lamps include:

  • Straight Fluorescent Lamps   
  • Fluorescent U-Tubes   
  • Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL)   
  • High Intensity Discharge Lamps (High Pressure Sodium, Mercury Vapor, Metal Halide)   
  • Low Pressure Sodium   
  • Shattershields/Coated Lamps 

Regulated lamps contain small amounts of mercury or other toxic materials. These toxic materials are not released when the bulbs are intact or in use; exposure is possible only when a bulb has been broken. Therefore, it is best to store waste in a manner that prevents breakage.

  • Campus Housing   
    • Fill out a Fix It Ticket or contact your local maintenance office. You may get that information from your housing office.
  • Science and Office Buildings    
    • Contact Environmental Health & Safety at 459-4454 or 459-3086.
  • Long Marine Lab    

Physical Plant electricians are responsible for maintaining lamps in state operated buildings.

Information about Non-University waste generated in the:   

  • City of Santa Cruz can be found here.   
  • County of Santa Cruz can be found here