Florida is now the 11th state, as well as the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, to adopt the Aerosols as Universal Waste Rule. Five additional states have their own similar rule already in effect, including California, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Ohio.
While the Aerosols as Universal Waste Rule is currently in effect in Minnesota, there is an anticipated amendment after Dec. 31, 2020, with public comment in the first half of 2021. Arizona and Delaware are expected to have rulemaking by Dec. 31, 2020.
Additionally, anticipated rulemaking after Dec. 31, 2020, is likely in:
The following states also have anticipated rulemaking after Dec. 31, 2020, with public comment in second half of 2020:
In late 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added aerosol cans to universal waste regulations. The Final Rule affects those who generate, transport, treat, recycle or dispose of hazardous waste aerosol cans.
To ensure regulatory compliance, generators should focus on:
Current Clean Earth customers are encouraged to coordinate profile changes, pick-up frequency and shipping documents with the company.
Clean Earth has extensive technical capabilities to handle the processing of many types of consumer commodities and recycling aerosols and spray cans. Learn more about our innovative aerosol can disposal and recycling methods, including recycling spray paint cans, here.
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