Universal Waste

Risk Management & Environment/Health/Safety

Universal Waste

Waste regulated in New Jersey (NJAC 7:26 - 1, 3) as Universal Waste are:

Mercury-Containing Devices
Consumer Electronics
Oil-Based Finishes

Small Quantity Generators of Universal Waste (SQGUW) if generate less than 5,000 kg of universal waste at any time in a calendar year.

Store in marked containers that do not leak.

Label and Date Container:
Example: If container stores batteries, label:
Universal Waste-Batteries or
Waste Batteries or
Used Batteries

Date when beginning storage. Can be accumulated for one year maximum before sent to recycling.

Employee Training: proper handling and emergency procedures.

Keep records of shipment for 3 years. Indicate name and address, quantity and date.