More than 90% of all fluorescent lamps are used in commercial office buildings. Fluorescent lamps provide great energy savings in this type of setting. However, the majority of commercial properties are not recycling their lamps. These properties risk liabilities and are likely to be out of compliance with DEQ’s hazardous waste regulations.
Several significant commercial property managers in Virginia have committed to recycle their lamps. DEQ is now challenging Virginia property managers to voluntarily commit to recycle their fluorescent lamps. Property managers who commit to recycle will be recognized on this website and DEQ will send them a “Certificate of Appreciation.” Interested property managers can read more about the challenge and view participants on the Virginia Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Challenge page.