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Universal waste is a type of hazardous waste that includes batteries, pesticides, mercury-containing equipment, lamps, and paint. Waste generators can decide if they want to label these types of waste as hazardous or universal.
According to the EPA, universal waste regulations “streamline the hazardous waste management standards for certain categories of hazardous waste that are commonly generated by a wide variety of establishments. The streamlined regulations: promote the collection and recycling of universal waste, ease the regulatory burden on retail stores and other generators that wish to collect these wastes and transporters of these wastes, and encourage the development of municipal and commercial programs to reduce the quantity of these wastes going to municipal solid waste landfills or combustors.”
Biomedical Waste Disposal collects and removes all types of universal waste from your facility. We will advise you on relevant state regulations concerning universal waste disposal in your area.