Other Universal Waste Regulations
Local and state environmental regulations and EPA enforcement of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), regulate the generation, treatment, storage, handling, clean-up, transportation and recycling of universal wastes, including products which contain mercury. Mercury-containing lamps, and medical and electrical equipment and devices as well as batteries are regulated as Universal Wastes.
While Federal Regulations for electronics have yet to be adopted, several states have implemented regulations and programs to treat electronics in a manner similar to universal wastes
Your company may be at risk of severe financial penalties, criminal prosecution and long-term liability if universal wastes are improperly managed.
United States Environmental Protection Agency Sites