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Hazardous (and Universal) Waste Management

Course Number: 499

Universal Waste Management

Universal waste management programs promote the collection and recycling of a certain widely generated subset of hazardous wastes, known as universal waste.10 Currently, there are five types of wastes covered under universal waste regulations: hazardous waste batteries, pesticides, mercury-containing equipment, fluorescent lamps, and aerosol cans (40 CFR Part 273). The State-by-State Universal Waste Resource Locator provides information for specific jurisdictions (Figure 3).11

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Figure 3. State-by-State Universal Waste Resource Locator.11