Call Facilities and Campus Services at 336.758.4255 to have fluorescent bulbs replaced. Facilities & Campus Services will replace the bad bulb and make sure it is recycled properly.
If a fluorescent bulb breaks, DO NOT attempt to clean it up. Call Facilities & Campus Services at 336.758.4255 to clean up the broken bulb. Fluorescent bulbs contain small amounts of mercury, which is potentially toxic to humans if inhaled or ingested.
Mercury is an essential component of many energy-efficient light bulbs. The two most common types of energy-efficient lighting that contain mercury are:
Examples of common waste electric lamps include, but are not limited to:
Under federal regulations Wake Forest University is required to manage mercury-containing light bulbs as a hazardous waste after they burn out. Do not throw burned out fluorescent bulbs in the trash.
Standard incandescent bulbs are non-hazardous and can be placed in either regular trash, or a broken glass container.
Many batteries are potentially hazardous if thrown in the trash. Wake Forest University recycles the following types of batteries to comply with federal and state regulations and to keep our environment clean:
These can be found in a variety of places, including:
Many offices have battery recycle containers. If yours does not, just call Facilities and Campus Services to have your battery picked up and recycled.
Non-rechargeable, standard alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D) are not hazardous, and can be placed in regular trash.