Hazardous Waste Generators and Transporters and Facilities
Do you Generate or Handle Universal Waste?
Waste Rule permits certain hazardous wastes known as "Universal
Wastes" to be managed under streamlined requirements
that will encourage the collection, recycling or disposal
of these wastes. Before the universal waste management standards
were in place, all hazardous waste were required to be managed
under the full range of the hazardous waste management standards.
Persons that generate or accumulate universal waste are
called universal waste handlers and are subject to specific
management standards depending on the type and amount of
universal waste that is accumulated. Universal waste management
requirements are less stringent than those for hazardous