What is universal waste?

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Universal wastes are types of specific hazardous wastes that organizations manage in a less rigorous manner than hazardous wastes.

Universal Wastes include:

Lamps – Including fluorescent, high intensity discharge (HID), sodium vapor, mercury vapor, neon, and incandescent lamps
Batteries – Including spent dry cell and lead-acid batteries
Pesticides – Including certain suspended, canceled, or unused pesticides
Devices containing elemental mercury – Including thermostats, switches, thermometers, manometers, barometers, and various medical devices