Universal Waste Factsheet
Universal wastes are hazardous waste streams that are regulated under streamlined waste disposal rules, in order to encourage proper disposal. Facilities may choose to manage these waste streams under universal waste laws as an alternative to more complex hazardous waste management requirements. Universal wastes include fluorescent, high-intensity discharge (HID) and other lamps; mercury-containing batteries and devices, including some electronic waste, and pesticides.
This factsheet provides a detailed introduction to the universal waste regulatory designation, types of universal waste and rules for universal waste handlers.
Universal Waste Recycling Whitepaper
A new whitepaper from Air Cycle reviews the challenges of universal waste recycling and explains how a corporate recycling program can solve them while creating additional benefits, like green marketing opportunities and reduced liability for improper disposal.