Glossary

Universal Waste

Sometimes referred to in its shortened term, U-Waste, Universal Waste refers to what the EPA describes as "wastes that seem to come from everywhere". It is still designated has hazardous waste but contain materials that are very common. Examples of universal waste: batteries, pesticides, equipment containing mercury, and lamps. Businesses and hazardous waste generators that produce the above waste are required to dispose of U-Wastes properly and compliant to state or federal regulations.
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