How do I know if a ballast has PCBs?
Also know, how do you dispose of ballasts with PCBs?
You may be able to dispose of a few intact ballasts containing PCBs the same as ordinary trash or at a household hazardous waste collection event or drop-off location sponsored by your county, city, or waste disposal district or company.
Similarly, what are the problems with fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts that contain PCBs? Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were commonly used in the small capacitor within fluorescent light ballasts. Ballasts manufactured through 1979 may contain PCBs. PCB-containing ballasts become a concern if they are leaking or they will be removed and disposed of as hazardous waste.
Consequently, do electronic ballasts contain PCB?
Ballasts are devices that regulate the flow of electricity to the lamps. Some ballasts contain regulated material: circuit boards (e-waste), PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls- a toxic chemical) and batteries.
What is a non PCB ballast?
Non PCB Light Ballast If the label reads “contains no PCBs” or “no PCBs” it is a non PCB ballast. If that phrase is not located on the label, you must assume the ballast to be the PCB type. Contact the UB EHS Hazardous Waste Manager if assistance is required to properly identify a type of ballast.