What is Hazardous Waste?

 
 
 Hazardous Waste
  Containing one or more of 39 compounds at levels that exceed established limits.
  • Solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Paint Strippers
Catches Fire Easily
  • Gasoline
  • Paints
  • Solvents
Is Reactive or Unstable Enough to Explode or Release Toxic Fumes
  • Acids
  • Bases
  • Ammonia
  • Chlorine Bleach
Is Capable of Corroding Metal Containers (Such as Tanks, Drums and Barrels)
  • Industrial Cleaning Agents
  • Oven Cleaners
  • Drain Cleaners
Universal Waste is a Form of Hazardous Waste but Not as Volatile
  • TV’s and Computer Monitors
  • Fluorescent Bulbs and Lamps
  • Mercury-Containing Items: Thermostats, Switches and Relays
  • Electronic Waste: Computers, Stereos, Radios, Telephones, Microwaves and Cell Phones
  • Any Item Containing Metals Like Copper, Lead, Cadmium or Chromium
  • Batteries (All types)
  • Transformers and Ballast – PCB’s