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If you are a residential customer and have less than 40 bulbs, contact your local city hall and ask if your city has drop off locations for its residents. 

How Does The Mail Back Recycling Kit program work:

1.  Our pre-paid recycling program is for lamps/bulbs, exit signs, ballasts, batteries, electronics and thermostats. Each kits price includes a container, all shipping costs to the recycling center, recycling costs and a certificate of recycling. You should receive your container(s) in 3-8 business days or less once ordered.  You have one year to return them to us. On the website businesses can choose which containers will best serve their needs. Containers are available for fluorescent lamps, CFLs, ballasts, batteries, electronics, and thermostats.

2. Once the containers have been received a business can fill them up at their own pace. Each container is pre-printed with simple step-by-step instructions in both English and Spanish.

3. When a container is filled and sealed, the business can call the FedEx phone number that comes on each box to schedule a pre-paid pickup from their location. The filled container will be delivered for recycling to one of BulbCycle’s permitted facilities located within the United States.

If you would like to pay buy invoice with net payment terms and purchase orders please ask our representatives for our vendor program forms.

Connecticut State-Specific Universal Waste Regulations

At a glance:

  • Recycling lamps is required for non-residential facilities
  • Crushing fluorescent lamps is NOT permitted in Connecticut
  • Prepaid bulb recycling by mail IS permitted in Connecticut

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This page is dedicated to information about Connecticut. It includes information about state-specific universal waste regulations as well as a list of all of the cities and counties we service in the state.

Click here for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Universal Waste Rule.

Click here for the full listing of hazardous waste laws for the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Website. 

The following is taken from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Website Universal Waste page:


What is the Universal Waste Rule?

The Universal Waste Rule provides a set of streamlined regulations to reduce the regulatory burden by allowing longer time for the storage of the wastes, reduced record-keeping requirements and consolidation off-site without a permit. Universal wastes are:

  1. Generated in a wide variety of settings other than the industrial settings usually associated with hazardous wastes;
  2. Generated by a vast community (typically greater than 1,000 sources);
  3. May be present in significant volumes in non-hazardous waste management systems.

Why did EPA develop the Universal Waste Rule and DEEP adopt the rule?

There are three general goals that EPA had when it developed the streamlined universal waste regulations:

  1. To encourage resource conservation while ensuring adequate protection of human health and the environment;
  2. To improve implementation of the current Subtitle C hazardous waste regulatory program;
  3. To provide incentives for individuals and organizations to collect the unregulated portions of these universal waste streams and manage them using the same systems developed for the regulated portion, thus removing them from the municipal waste stream.

Although EPA’s primary goal for the universal waste program is to encourage recycling, batteries, thermostats and other mercury-containing equipment, pesticides, lamps and used electronics being sent for disposal may also be managed under Connecticut’s universal waste regulations.

What wastes are subject to the Universal Waste Rule?

40 CFR 273.1 and Sections 22a-449(c)-113(a)(2)(B) of the RCSA

There are five waste streams that can be managed as a universal waste in Connecticut. These universal wastes are:

  1. Batteries,
  2. Mercury-containing thermostats and other mercury-containing equipment,
  3. Certain pesticides,
  4. Lamps (including but not limited to fluorescent, neon and mercury vapor lamps), and
  5. Used electronics.

Note:  DEEP is currently in the process of adding another category of Universal Waste – namely, discarded pharmaceuticals.  For more information on this process, see DEEP’s Pharmaceutical Universal Waste Stakeholders Group web page.

How long can I store Universal Wastes on-site?

40 CFR 273.15 and 40 CFR 273.35

In general, a handler can store a universal waste on-site for no longer than one year from the date the universal waste is generated, or received from another handler.

How much can I store on-site?

40 CFR 273.6

  • A small quantity handler can accumulate not more than 5000 kilograms total of universal waste (batteries, pesticides, thermostats, lamps and used electronics collectively) at any time.
  • A large quantity handler can accumulate 5000 kilograms or more of universal waste (batteries, pesticides, thermostats, lamps and used electronics collectively) at any time.

When does the time limit begin?

40 CFR 262.34(a)(2)

In general, the time limit begins when the generator first determines that the universal waste is a waste. It must be marked, labeled and dated at that time.

Connecticut Lamp Recycling Locations

At BulbCycle Light Bulb Recycling and Disposal, we work with government, private companies, hospitals, banks, retail stores, schools, and colleges throughout the state of Connecticut. We support Fluorescent lamp recycling and disposal from all the regions throughout the state.

Contact us at info@bulbcycle.com or Call us at (858) 412-6536 with any questions regarding recycling lamps or bulbs in your area.

Where to recycle dispose of lamps and Fluorescent light bulbs in Connecticut? We support Fluorescent lamp recycling and disposal for the following cities and counties in Connecticut.

Cities Serviced by BulbCycle in Connecticut

New Britain
New Haven
New London
West Haven

Counties Serviced by BulbCycle in Connecticut

Fairfield County
Hartford County
Litchfield County
Middlesex County
New Haven County
New London County
Tolland County
Windham County

Click here for more recycling on the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Website.

Connecticut is a state in New England region of the United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east; Massachusetts to the north; New York to the west; and Long Island Sound to the south.

The state’s largest industries are finance and industry. Some of the major companies headquartered in the state include: General Electric (Fairfield); United Technologies (Hartford); Aetna (Hartford); CIGNA Corporation (Bloomfield); The Hartford Financial Services Group (Hartford); Xerox Corporation (Norwalk); Stanley Black & Decker (New Britain); Charter Communications (Stamford); and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (Stamford).

Click here for a full listing of State-Specific Universal Waste Regulatory requirements.