On February 7, 2020, hazardous waste aerosol cans will officially enter the national universal waste program. In addition to simplifying compliance with the hazardous waste regulations for handlers of hazardous waste aerosol cans, the EPA believes the rule will result in the diversion of large portions of these cans from landfilling to metal recycling.
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Sixty days after its publication in the Federal Register, a final EPA rule will formally add hazardous waste aerosol cans to the federal Universal Waste program.
Experts at Enviro.BLR.com® recently responded to the question of how long an organization has to remove fluorescent bulbs from its facility since the facility closed operations. Read on to learn the answer.
Determining whether you are allowed to, and also whether you should, manage certain generated wastes as universal wastes rather than hazardous wastes is a dilemma that can plague a generator of hazardous waste. The questions the issue brings forth range from knowing what hazardous wastes qualify for universal waste management to identifying the perceivable advantages […]
Q. What states require broken fluorescent bulbs to managed as hazardous waste, instead of Universal Waste?
“One year” is the operative time frame for managing universal wastes under the RCRA regulations at 40 CFR 273. All handlers of universal waste have one year to keep universal waste onsite. To prove that it meets this time limitation, the handler must be able to demonstrate the number of days the universal waste has […]
Q. Are LED bulbs a RCRA hazardous waste and can they be shipped and recycled as a Universal Waste along with fluorescent bulbs?
If you have hazardous waste at your facility, you are a generator of hazardous waste. If you decide to manage some of it as universal waste, you are automatically a universal waste handler by virtue of being a generator of universal waste. Generated universal waste is not counted in a generator’s hazardous waste quantity if […]
Mercury has quite the mystique. Its “quicksilver” identity fueled car brands; its thermal properties made it ubiquitous at one time in thermometers of every sort. But mercury is toxic, and workers who handle or break fluorescent bulbs are at risk of exposure. Here is how to clean up broken bulbs. Preventing Mercury Exposures If you […]