It is illegal to place ballasts that contain PCBs in the trash.
The ballast label may indicate whether or not it contains PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). If the label does not indicate this, assume the ballast contains PCBs.
Bring ballasts that contain PCBs to the household hazardous waste collection sites for free.
Ballasts without PCBs may be placed in the trash.
Ballasts that don't contain PCBs are accepted at the recycle companies listed below. Call to verify items accepted, hours and fees.