These are items that could be considered hazardous waste, but the EPA has created a special category for them since they are generated universally by most businesses, factories and colleges.
Items that are considered Universal Waste:
The requirements for Universal Wastes are similar to hazardous waste rules:
Please contact the Chemical Hygiene Officer or Maintenance for containers, labels, UW collection, or if you have a container that is full.
Used Oil - Waste oil is generated in many departments on Campus (in vacuum pumps, cutting devices, engines, etc.). The rules for used oil are very similar to UW.
Aerosol Cans - While these are not Universal waste, they still need to be managed properly. Please contact Earlham Maintenance if you have an aerosol can for disposal. Earlham maintenance has a puncture device that depressurizes the can and absorbs any release from the can making it non-hazardous for recycling.