Universal Waste Disposition

Universal waste must be managed in accordance with federal and state regulations. When properly managed, universal waste contain many valuable raw materials, such as metals and plastics. You can prevent these raw materials from going into landfills, and they can be used to manufacture other products.

Universal waste is produced by nearly every business, healthcare organization, and public facility. This makes it critical to the environment that your universal wastes are managed according to universal waste regulations. Furthermore, exposure to heavy metals found in many universal wastes poses a significant health threat to the general public.

What is meant by the term universal waste?

Universal waste refer to specific hazardous waste that is selected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because they are generated in significant volumes by a large number of facilities. These items are generated almost universally across businesses and industries. Therefore, these specially regulated materials are called universal waste and require special waste handling.

The EPA’s universal waste program reduces many of the regulatory burdens that apply to these hazardous wastes to facilitate proper recycling or disposal. The program also eliminates the need for hazardous waste manifests (shipping records) for these select items.

(Biohazard cleaning)

(Environmental cleaning)