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Universal Waste Labeling

Universal Waste Labeling is a sub-task of the Universal Waste Storage Area Inspection Task that is part of the Universal Waste Compliance Program on Complyrs.
Universal Waste ICON Labeling

Overview

Like hazardous waste, universal waste must be labeled. The labeling can be on each item, on each container, or can be applied to a specified storage area.
Basic Universal Waste Label
Basic Universal Waste Label

 

Improved Universal Waste Label with Waste Type
Improved Universal Waste Label with Waste Type

Label specifics

Date first designated as waste

Labeling needs to include the date material was first designated a waste or; a log can be kept that clearly records the date that items were designated wastes.

Note: the accumulation time limit for universal wastes is 365 days.

Type of waste

(a) Batteries (i.e., each battery), or a container in which the batteries are contained, shall be labeled or marked clearly with the following phrase: “Universal Waste-Battery(ies)”.
(b) Mercury-containing equipment (i.e., each individual mercury-containing equipment), or a container in which the mercury-containing equipment is contained, shall be labeled or marked clearly with the following phrase: “Universal Waste -Mercury-Containing Equipment”.
(c) Lamps (including M003 wastes that contain lamps) (i.e., each lamp), or a container or package in which the lamps are contained, shall be labeled or marked clearly with the following phrase: “Universal Waste-Lamp(s)”.
(d) Electronic devices (i.e., each electronic device), or a container or pallet in or on which the electronic devices are contained, shall be labeled or marked clearly with the following phrase: “Universal Waste-Electronic Device(s)”.
(e) CRTs (i.e., each CRT), or a container or pallet in or on which the CRTs are contained, shall be labeled or marked clearly with the following phrase: “Universal Waste-CRT(s)”.
(f) A container of CRT glass shall be labeled or marked clearly with the following phrase: “Universal Waste-CRT glass”.
(g) In lieu of labeling individual electronic devices, CRTs, and/or containers of CRT glass pursuant to subsections (d) through (f) of this section, a universal waste handler may combine, package, and accumulate those universal wastes in appropriate containers or within a designated area demarcated by boundaries that are clearly labeled with the applicable portion(s) of the following phrase: “Universal Waste-Electronic Device(s)/Universal Waste -CRT(s)/Universal Waste-CRT Glass”.
Alternatively, waste type can be recorded in a log along with accumulation start date.

Generator information

The label must include the waste generator name, address and contact phone number.

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