The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) universal waste program streamlines the hazardous waste management standards for certain categories of hazardous waste that are commonly generated by a wide variety of establishments. These regulations apply to five types of universal waste: batteries, pesticides, mercury-containing equipment, lamps and aerosol cans.
The EPA finalized “Increasing Recycling: Adding Aerosol Cans to the Universal Waste Regulations” on Nov. 15, 2019, and published them in the Federal Register on Dec. 9, 2019.
Clean Earth is tracking the rulemaking process for the states to show when it is effective, as well as the interim steps such as draft regulations and public comment periods.
Anticipated rulemaking on, by July 1, 2021
Anticipated rulemaking after July 1, 2021
Similar rule already in effect
Clean Earth actively researches new aerosol technologies and the marketplace across the United States. As 2021 unfolds, we will continue to expand and align with marketplace needs focused on recycling and sustainable solutions for aerosols.
These efforts will be a continuation of Clean Earth’s success in 2020, where Clean Earth processed nearly one million aerosol cans each month and reached 11 million by the end of the year, which set a new company record.
Contact us today to start your recycling and disposal solution.
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