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06/25/2021

Are LED Lamps Hazardous Waste?

To determine if LED lamps should be managed as hazardous waste or universal waste, we need to look to closely at the RCRA regulations.

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01/11/2021

Are Aerosols Universal Waste in My State?

EPA’s Final Rule to add aerosol cans to the RCRA universal waste program took effect nearly one year ago. But not everyone can manage aerosols as universal waste just yet. Did your state adopt the aerosol universal waste rule yet?  

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11/16/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/16

In this week's Roundup, an Alabama flooring manufacturer is set to pay $8.95 million for alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, EPA halts the import of over 650,000 unapproved alcohol wipes and the distributor allegedly involved will pay $213K in penalties.

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10/23/2020

Final Rule Alert: Cal DTSC Adds New Universal Waste to State Program

Cal DTSC added photovoltaic modules, better known as solar panels, to the State universal waste program to facilitate proper management, recycling, and disposal. The Final Rule takes effect on Jan. 1, 2021. 

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11/26/2019

Final Rule Alert: Aerosol Cans as Universal Waste

UPDATE 12/09/19: EPA's Final Rule to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to the universal waste program appeared in the Federal Register today, December 9, 2019. 

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08/01/2019

California Glass Recycling Firm to Pay $1.2 Million for Battery Disposal Violations

A Sacramento-based glass recycler has reached a settlement with California regulators after a State investigation allegedly found the company illegally disposed of over 500,000 pounds of batteries.

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08/27/2018

Cal DTSC to Finalize Relaxed CRT Disposal Regulations

California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is preparing to finalize “emergency regulations” to ensure proper recycling and disposal of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT) and CRT glass.  

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03/09/2018

EPA Proposes Adding Aerosols to Universal Waste Program

(UPDATE 11/25/2019) A pre-publication version of EPA's Final Rule to add aerosol cans to the universal waste programs is now available. 

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03/05/2018

Time-critical Superfund Action to Clean Up Millions of Waste Lamps

EPA will begin a “Superfund time-critical removal action” to remove fluorescent lamps, lighting ballasts, and electronic equipment from a Cleveland, OH waste transporter’s warehouse. After a fire broke out in the warehouse earlier this year...

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07/10/2017

4 Common Universal Waste Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Did you know that 1 out of 10 RCRA hazardous waste violations is related to the mismanagement of universal waste? Here we look at the four most common universal waste compliance mistakes and how to avoid them!   

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