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Who manages the LightRecycle Washington program? Why was the program developed?

LightRecycle Washington is managed by PCA Product Stewardship Inc, (PCA) a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. PCA is an affiliate of Product Care Association, a not-for-profit industry association that manages product stewardship programs for household hazardous and special waste on behalf of its members in the United States and Canada.

LightRecycle Washington was developed pursuant to the requirements of the Mercury-Containing Lights – proper disposal law (Chapter 70.275 RCW) for the proper disposal of mercury-containing lights, which requires that all producers of mercury-containing lights sold at retail in or into Washington State must participate in an approved product stewardship program for these products.