Tom Hicks, Hazardous Materials Specialist
thicks@uidaho.edu
phone: 208-885-2883
fax: 208-885-5969
Environmental Health & Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030
Mark Borth, Hazardous Materials Technician II
borth@uidaho.edu
phone: 208-885-6279
fax: 208-885-5969
Environmental Health & Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030

PSS Units

EHS

Environmental Health and Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030
Phone: (208) 885-6524
Fax: (208) 885-5969
Email

PSS

Public Safety and Security
875 Perimeter Dr MS 3162 
Moscow, ID 83844-3162
Phone: (208) 885-2254
Fax: (208) 885-9490

Emergency Mgmt

Emergency Management
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7179
Fax: (208) 885-7001
Email

Active in Emergencies
(208) 885-1010

Risk Management

Risk Management & Insurance
875 Perimeter Dr MS 3162
Moscow, ID 83844-3162 
Phone: (208) 885-7177
Fax: (208) 885-9490
Email

Active in Emergencies
(208) 885-1010

Security Services

Security Services
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7054
Fax: (208) 885-7001
Email

Fluorescent tubes

Universal Waste - Fluorescent Lamps

What we do


A variety of lamps can contain hazardous materials, mainly the toxic metals mercury and lead, and must be managed as a regulated waste.  Included in this category are fluorescent, compact fluorescent (CFL), UV, high intensity discharge (HID), neon, mercury vapor, high pressure sodium (HPS), and metal halide lamps.  Used lamps are a category of "Universal Waste."

Environmental Health and Safety coordinates with the Facilities Services Recycling/Surplus/Solid Waste division to collect and recycle used fluorescent lamps.  Depending upon the quantities that you generate in a given period of time, EHS will provide various sizes of fiber drums to collect the used lamps.  Once the container is full, the generator submits a Chemical Waste Collection Request or EHS picks up the drums automatically on a six-month schedule.

How you can help


Collect used lamps in a manner that avoids breakage.  Place the lamps in the provided fiber drum or use a container that can be closed when not adding lamps.  If you are using your own container, mark it “Universal Waste – Lamps” and mark the date you put the first lamp in the container.  Know how to handle broken lamps.

Find more detailed information about Fluorescent Lamps Management here.