Universal wastes are hazardous materials that are generated by a wide variety of people. They contain mercury, lead, cadmium, and other substances hazardous to human and environmental health. In general, universal waste may not be discarded in solid waste landfills.
Examples of these wastes are batteries, fluorescent tubes, and some electronic devices. The best way to reduce the harmful effects of the wastes on human health and the environment is to reduce consumption. The next best thing is to make sure you don't throw them in the trash!
Proper recycling is not only legally mandated on a federal and state level, it also reduces the amount of hazardous materials like mercury and lead in our environment. Product stewardship is the key to our future. Join WasteSecure™ to achieve these goals.