Universal Waste Removal

universalwasteBristol Environmental has the experience and expertise to categorize, condense, package, transport, and dispose of universal wastes generated by your renovation projects.

Universal wastes refer to specific wastes that have been designated as such by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because they are generated almost universally across businesses and industries.  Most of these wastes do not require hazardous waste manifests or shipping records.

EPA universal wastes include:

Electronic devices (computers and cell phones)

Cathode ray tubes (CRTs) found in televisions and computer monitors

Batteries

  • Alkaline
  • Carbon zinc
  • Sealed lead-acid
  • Mercuric oxide
  • Metal hydride
  • Nickel-cadmium
  • Silver oxide button
  • Zinc air

 

Light bulbs (lamps)

  • Fluorescent
  • High-intensity discharge (HID)
  • Sodium-vapor

 

Mercury-containing devices

  • Computers containing mercury
  • Mercury switches (including switches in cars and other vehicles)
  • Glass thermometers
  • Thermostats
  • Aneroid sphygmomanometers

Ballasts containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Pesticides

Paints, Oils, and other non hazardous chemicals

In addition to the federal rules related to universal wastes, some states have ruled that other additional wastes generated in their particular states may also be managed as universal waste.  

This work generally occurs in older and/or abandoned structures that have accrued a variety of waste streams over time. 

Bristol Environmental has the experience and expertise to categorize, condense, package, transport, and dispose of universal wastes generated by your renovation projects.  We will complete any required generator paperwork, waste profiles, and shipping records to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations.

Let us help you solve your waste issues.