Ballasts

Light Ballasts are the heavy black boxes found in some fluorescent light bulb fixtures. They can be recycled with scrap metal or thrown in the trash if they say "No PCBs." Older ballasts contain capacitors whose oil contains the hazardous polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). If a ballast is unmarked, bring it to any LRSWMD Drop Off Location to be recycled with the fluorescent bulbs, fees may apply.