Fluorescent lamps constitute 3% lamp phosphor powder by weight. The composition of phosphor powder obtained after crushing and sieving of the lamps generally contains halophosphate phosphor (45 wt. %), fine glass particles and silica (20 wt. %-30 wt. %), alumina (12 wt. %), rare-earth phosphors (10 wt. % to 20 wt. %) and a residual fractions (5 wt. %). The chemical composition of phosphor powder was analyzed by ICP-OES to contain 4.88% La, 2.04% Ce, 1.68% Eu, 23.47% Y, 2.37% Tb, 0.88% Ca, 13.57% Al, 0.49% Fe. Leaching of phosphor powder was done using five different lixiviants viz., acetic acid, oxalic acid, citric acid, malic acid, and succinic acid using pre-fixed PD and at room temperature. Acetic acid provided better recovery of yttrium and europium as compared to other reagents resulting in 90% Eu and 89% Y extraction.