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Universal Waste State Resource Locator

What You Need to Know

In Pennsylvania the Department of Environmental Protection enforces the hazardous waste regulations, including the Universal Waste Rule. If you have any questions, contact someone at Hazardous Waste Program.

Pennsylvania's Universal Waste Rule covers the following wastes: batteries (e.g., certain lead-acid batteries not recycled under other regulations; button silver-oxide and zinc-air; and 9-volt, C, AA, coin, and button rechargeable lithium); pesticides; mercury containing devices (e.g., thermostats, switches); electric lamps (e.g., fluorescent, high intensity discharge, sodium vapor, and mercury vapor); and oil-based finishes. Certain other battery types (e.g. alkaline and carbon zinc cells that have been manufactured without mercury) may not be classified as hazardous wastes, and would therefore not fall under the Universal Waste Rule. However, as a matter of responsible practice, such batteries should be collected and sent to recycling facilities, rather than being landfilled.

Read the above regulations, talk to someone at the Hazardous Waste Program and use the other resources found below to learn more about these rules. Here's what to look for and ask about:

  • Do I need to register as a universal waste handler?
  • What waste accumulation and storage requirements apply?
  • Do I need to label universal waste storage containers?
  • Where can I dispose of universal waste?
  • What waste transportation and disposal requirements apply?
  • Are there any employee training requirements?
  • Are there any tracking, reporting and recordkeeping requirements?

Contacts

  • Michael Forbeck, Waste Management Program Manager, Southwest Regional Office, (412) 442-4120

  • Jim Miller, Waste Management Program Manager, Northcentral Regional Office, (570) 327-3653

  • John Krueger, Waste Management Program Manager, Southcentral Region, (717) 705-4938

  • William Tomayko, Waste Management Program Manager, Northeast Region, (570) 826-2201

  • Ronald Furlan, Waste Management Program Manager, Southeast Region, (484) 250-5960


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