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Retail Waste Services

Universal Waste
The Universal Waste Rule was written to streamline environmental regulations
for wastes generated by large numbers of businesses in relatively small
quantities. It is designed to reduce the amount of hazardous waste disposed of
in municipal solid waste and other non-hazardous waste streams, encourage the
recycling and proper disposal of certain common hazardous wastes, and reduce
the regulatory burden for businesses that generate these wastes.

Although handlers of universal wastes can meet less stringent standards for
storing, transporting, and collecting these wastes, they must still comply with
the full hazardous waste requirements for final recycling, treatment, or disposal.

Since its inception in 1995, the Universal Waste Rule has expanded to include
more consumer-type wastes. Additionally, many states have broadened the
scope of wastes considered Universal Wastes to include aerosols, antifreeze, oil-
based finishes, and paints. Universal waste disposal is available as an additional
service from StrongPak.

The most common examples of universal waste generated at the retail level
include:

Fluorescent lamps Small Electronic Devices


Which Including cell
typically phones, some
contain telephones,
mercury and electronic
sometimes toys and
Who We Are lead. Other games, and
industrial use lamps such as neon, other small electronics that contain
StrongPak™, a division of Strong Environmental,
mercury vapor and metal halide are circuit boards.
Inc. (a Stericycle company), is the comprehensive
also considered universal waste.
answer to nationwide retail waste compliance.
We offer our clients a turnkey solution for proper Household Batteries Televisions and
disposition of all wastes, including hazardous Video Displays
Including
and pharmaceutical. We bring accountability nickel- Televisions,
and standardization to regulatory-compliant cadmium, computer
packaging, disposal and reporting. lithium, monitors,
most button laptop
StrongPak: Retail On-Site
batteries and computers
Waste Management Systems
some alkaline batteries, commonly and other
6264 Crooked Creek Road found in electronic items. This electronic devices with video screens.
Norcross, GA 30092 category also includes small sealed These items frequently contain
770.409.1500 800.778.7664 lead acid batteries. mercury and other metals, and may
also contain lead.
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