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Disposing of hazardous waste can be a long and complicated process, but some hazardous waste materials are less harmful to people and the environment than others. To make it easier to recycle these low-risk hazardous waste materials, the EPA created a different class of hazardous waste called universal waste. And even though the criteria for their disposal aren't as strict as for other hazardous wastes, there are still processes and procedures that must be followed to ensure that they are handled and transported safely.
This program discusses the types of hazardous materials that are considered to be universal waste, and how to handle and dispose of them according to the EPA Universal Waste Regulation. Topics include:
- What items are classified as universal waste
- The different types of waste handlers
- How to dispose of batteries, pesticides, and mercury-containing equipment
- How to dispose of lamps and aerosol cans