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The LampMaster Tritium Exit Sign Disposal Kit is a simple, but effective way to make sure you are staying in compliance with the EPA. Exit signs typically contain radioactive tritium which can cause serious damage if not disposed of properly. Properly disposing these signs is not just environmentally sound it is a Federal requirement.
LampMaster Recycling is happy to provide this important recycling service to our customers. Each exit sign contains a unique serial number that has been registered to your facility with both your state and the US Nuclear Regulatory Committee (US NRC). Proper disposal will de-activate the serial number, comply with regulatory guidelines, and safely dispose of the exit sign.
EPA recommends that consumers take advantage of available local options for recycling fluorescent bulbs and other bulbs that contain mercury, and all other household hazardous wastes, rather than disposing of them in regular household trash.
Unwanted tritium exit signs may not be put into ordinary trash; they require special disposal. Tritium exit signs that are illegally put in ordinary landfills can break and contaminate the site. Owners of buildings are responsible for ensuring the safe operation and disposal of tritium exit signs.
If a tritium exit sign is broken, never tamper with it. Leave the area immediately and call for help. In most cases you can report the problem to a security guard. Tritium must be inhaled or ingested in large amounts to pose a significant health risk.
Many exit signs contain tritium. Tritium is a naturally-occurring radioactive isotope of hydrogen that is often used to light up a sign without batteries or electricity. Tritium exit signs will glow without electricity or batteries for more than 10 years. This is beneficial in areas where it is difficult to install electric signs (like above doors) and in emergency situations when power is lost.
All of our recycling kits come with instructions, packing materials, and a prepaid return shipping label, making it simple to return your materials to one of our recycling centers.