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Universal Wastes
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In the past, the regulatory burden associated with managing certain widely generated hazardous wastes (e.g., batteries, pesticides, and thermostats) discouraged facilities, particularly smaller facilities, from recycling these wastes. In order to encourage the collection and recycling of these wastes and to decrease the practice of their disposal in municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed a set of streamlined regulations to manage the hazardous wastes it deemed "universal wastes."
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Final Regulations 40 CFR 260, 261, 264, 265, 268, 270, and 273 - Increasing Recycling: Adding Aerosol Cans to the Universal Waste Regulations 12/09/2019National
Questions & Answers Are LED bulbs a RCRA hazardous waste and can they be shipped and recycled as a Universal Waste along with fluorescent bulbs? 11/24/2015National
Questions & Answers Are liquid mercury, thermometers, barometers, and switches containing mercury considered Universal Waste, or is it just thermostats, with each requiring a separate label stating: "Mercury-containing (item)"? 03/18/2010National
Questions & Answers Are universal wastes considered hazardous wastes for purposes of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) regulations? 01/05/2004National
Guidance Documents BLR National Regulatory Analysis (pre-5-30-17) for Universal Waste  National
Questions & Answers Can I manage broken mercury-containing thermometers as universal waste, or do I have to manage them under the standard hazardous waste management rules? 07/16/2008National
News Compliance Tip: Universal waste—Batteries 04/01/2024National
Questions & Answers Do shipments of universal waste require a hazardous waste manifest? 12/07/1999National
Questions & Answers Do VSQGs need to follow Universal Waste regulations? 05/01/2019National
Questions & Answers Does my universal waste ever have to be handled as hazardous waste? 12/07/1999National
Questions & Answers Does the landfill receiving universal paint waste have to treat it to LDR standards prior to disposal? How does the landfill know what to treat for if there is no manifest? 12/15/2003National
News Expert Tip: Managing universal waste lamps 05/01/2024National
Toolbox Talks Handling Universal Waste Lithium Batteries  National
Questions & Answers How can I avoid becoming an LQHUW? 12/07/1999National
Questions & Answers How long may I accumulate universal wastes at my site? 12/07/1999National
Questions & Answers How long may I hold shipments that are "in-transit"? 12/07/1999National
Questions & Answers I am trying to identify all mercury content/mercury labeling requirements at the state level. I am most interested in any new or amended requirements (2005/2006). 03/14/2006National
Questions & Answers I need to find out how long we have to remove fluorescent bulbs from our facility since our facility has closed operations? 10/02/2019National
Questions & Answers If I'm a large quantity generator, can I take advantage of managing my universal waste rechargeable batteries and compact fluorescent bulbs at locations like Lowes and Home Depot? 11/10/2015National
Questions & Answers If we have fluorescent light bulb crusher with a HEPA Filter that removes mercury vapors, what are the federal and Kansas regulations for proper disposal and would this be considered universal waste or recycling? 12/30/2003National
Questions & Answers In Pennsylvania and Maryland, is a Small Quantity Handler permitted to manage a small quantity (i.e., less than 5-gallons) of unintentionally broken lamps and bulbs as universal waste? 11/29/2004National
Questions & Answers Is there a DOT regulation requiring universal waste handlers to have training? 02/22/2010National
Questions & Answers Is there specific language in the Universal Waste rules that states that accidentally broken flourescent light bulbs may be managed as Universal Waste? Are there specific state exceptions? 12/02/2009National
Toolbox Talks Managing Universal Waste Aerosol Cans  National
Toolbox Talks Managing Universal Waste Batteries  National
Toolbox Talks Managing Universal Waste Lamps  National
Toolbox Talks Managing Universal Waste Mercury-Containing Equipment  National
Questions & Answers May a handler of universal waste manage broken or damaged batteries as universal wastes? 02/21/2006National
Questions & Answers Must green tipped fluorescent bulbs be managed as universal waste or can they be managed as municipal waste? Can they be broken to facilitate consolidation for disposal? 07/31/2012National
Questions & Answers Must the words "Universal Waste" be put on shipping papers? 11/28/2005National
Questions & Answers Specifically, what types of batteries must be managed under hazardous waste regulations and may not be handled as universal waste? 10/08/2015National
Guidance Documents The Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act  National
Regulatory Analysis Universal Wastes  National
Audiovisual Presentations Universal Wastes: Large and Small Quantity Handlers  National
Speaker's Notes Universal Wastes: Large and Small Quantity Handlers  National
Quizzes Universal Wastes: Large and Small Quantity Handlers  National
Trainer's Guides Universal Wastes: Large and Small Quantity Handlers  National
PowerPoints Universal Wastes: Large and Small Quantity Handlers  National
Training Exercises Universal Wastes: Large and Small Quantity Handlers (Exercise 1)  National
Training Exercises Universal Wastes: Large and Small Quantity Handlers (Exercise 2)  National