Steps for Proper

Disposal of Hazardous
Waste
BUSTED FLOURESCENT LAMPS
FLUORESCENT LAMPS ARE AMONG THE MOST WIDELY USED LIGHT SOURCES FOUND IN HOMES,
LOCAL BUSINESS, OFFICES, HOSPITALS, SCHOOLS, STORES AND BUILDINGS. FLOURESCENTS
LIGHTNING HAS ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND COST SAVING FEATURES. THESE LAMPS ESPECIALLY
COMPACT FLOURESCENT LAMPS USE ABOUT ONE – FOURTH THE ENERGY REQUIRED AND LAST
ABOUT 5 – 10 TIMES LONGER THAN ENERGY INTENSIVE INCANDESCENT BULBS.

HOWEVER, THESE FLUORESCENT LAMPS AS WELL AS OTHER TYPES OF ENERGY – EFFICIENT
LIGHTING CONTAIN MERCURY, WHICH IS TOXIC. WHEN BROKEN, COMPACTED, CRUSHED OR
DISPOSED IMPROPERLY; FLUORESCENT BULBS MAY RELEASE MERCURY INTO THE AIR, WATER AND
LAND; POSING SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO PEOPLE AN THE ENVIRONMENT.
INTRODUCTION
LAW and Implementing Rules and
Regulations
RA 6969 Toxic and Hazardous Waste Law
(1990 enacted)
DENR – DAO 1992 –
29
(Implementing Rules
and Regulation)
DENR – DAO 2004
– 36 (Amending
DAO 92 – 29)
Characteristic of Busted Lights (under RA 6969 and its IRR)
• Poisonous
• Mercury content
• Disposal must be in accordance with RA
6969 and its IRR
Storage Requirements
Requirements for Proper Hazardous Waste Management (Storage
Requirements)

 Enclosed storage area with proper ventilation
 Proper segregation of Hazardous Waste




Storage Containment

 Metal Drum (with a lid or cap)
 Plastic Container
 Metal Container





Labelling
requirements
Labelling requirements in compliance with the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 6969
Requirements for Transporting
Permitting Requirements and Flow
 PCO accreditation
 Hazardous Waste ID
 Self Monitoring Report

DENR – EMB
Regional Offices
where the treatment
facility is located
Issuance of
Permit to
Transport (PTT)
Transport and disposal
thru BULB CRUSHING
Issuance of the Certificate of Treatment
(COT) by the Treatment Facility
BULB CRUSHER
Insert the BFL
Fines and Penalty for not complying

 Php. 50,000.00 for improper disposal in
accordance with RA 6969 and its IRR
 Php.50,000.00 for violating the ECC
conditions
Administrative Penalty
 Imprisonment of 6 months to 2
years
Criminal Liability
Thank You

Environmental Sustainability
Department

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