Storage and disposal of mercury-containing lamps

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Disposal of mercury-containing lamps a mandatory measure for security in residential and non-residential premises. In violation of the integrity of the housing of the lighting element or at the end of its service life it is necessary to act with the instruction manual light bulbs are utilized immediately or be subject to temporary storage in a special room at the company with further transportation and pererabatyvayushchaya are used closed containers.

It is only necessary previously to know where you can take the light source. For legal entities drawn up the document. It is a contract which gives the list of services and in addition, calculates the cost of providing services.


Mercury belongs to the group of substances hazard class 1. Therefore, the disposal of mercury lamps and also fluorescent and other analogues which contain this chemical element is mandatory. The amount of mercury can vary depending on the type of bulb and is 3-5 mg per unit. Today, the application of fluorescent and other mercury-containing light sources phenomenon is popular because of its low energy consumption.

If every house has 1 to 5 lamps of this type the threat of release of mercury vapour is quite serious. Therefore, it is important to know before you buy where you can drop the light source in case of damage or expiration of service.

The danger of the storage of waste and deformed bulbs due to the significant negative impact of this substance on a living organism. The consequences for human health may be different from headaches and fatigue to death.

For these reasons, is the disposal of fluorescent mercury bulbs. To throw such light sources should not be because mercury penetrates first into the ground and then into the water.

The result is a substance that poisons plants and enters the human body. If you pre-decide where to take waste bulbs, you can reduce the amount of harmful substances penetrating into the soil.

Violation of the instructions on the accumulation and temporary storage of harmful substances usually face administrative fines. The amount of the penalty is determined on the basis of the administrative code article 8.2 for legal entities the penalty ranges from 100 to 250 thousand rubles for individual entrepreneurs the penalty varies from 30 to 50 thousand rubles for officials amount will be less from 10 to 30 thousand rubles.. the Alternative fines, the suspension of the work of the organization for a short period of 90 days.

If the rules for the accumulation and disposal of spent fluorescent bulbs and other mercury-containing waste continue to be violated for such cases, there is criminal liability.

Procedure in case of damage to the hull of spent fluorescent bulbs determines SanPiN Based on this document and rules of it operating companies specialized organizations should provide the conditions for the accumulation and possible storage of hazardous waste. For the purpose of control is assigned to a responsible person.

For the collection of allocated premises access to which shall be closed to public access. Are not allowed to eat next to mercury-containing waste. We should not neglect the rules of light and the area is definitely equipped with an effective ventilation system.

Storage of spent fluorescent bulbs and other hazardous waste containers provided. Indoors it is necessary to provide a supply of water 10 l of manganese and potassium in case of a dangerous situation.

A container for the storage of waste light sources can be made from cardboard plywood particleboard paper. Also allowed the use of plastic bags. It is recommended to keep no more than 30 pieces of bulbs in one container. All containers are marked with the designation of the number and type of waste.

Question where to take used light bulbs solved before organized its collection. Moreover, specialized agencies are notified about this. Containers are only to use sealed. Each type of light source is stored in a separate group. The distribution of the containers is based on the size and shape of the bulbs.

The waste storage containers

Not allowed free movement of products inside the sealed containers. Certain rules Regulations require you to log. This document should contain information on the movement of receipt and transfer of waste. The responsible person fills in the log.

When the question where to take waste bulbs need to ask about the cost of transportation and further treatment of hazardous waste. Mercury-containing light sources are accepted by specialized organizations which have to have a license at a price in the range of 15-20 units. RUB this stipulates what types of light bulbs will be accepted.

In searching for organizations where you can take the lamp, you should take into consideration the number of units. This is due to the direct dependence of the price of the number of light sources which is planned to be. Separately paid transportation services. For legal entities the rules define the necessity of signing the contract.

The total cost of services can vary greatly it all depends on the organization the amount of waste and services. The price for the company will amount to several tens of thousands of rubles.

In addition the rules, Regulations stipulate the need for a full arrangement of such a warehouse with ventilation, lighting system. A signed document between a specialized organization or legal entity stipulates the terms of cooperation and the overall cost of providing services. There is a separate manual for conducting waste disposal. It is only necessary to pre-determine where to recycle spent lamps.

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