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Guide to Universal Waste

Publication number Date Published
21-04-017June 2021
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Author(s) Washington State Department of Ecology
Description This guide explains how to manage batteries, lamps, and mercury-containing equipment under the universal waste rule.
The mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve, and enhance Washington’s environment. To help us meet that goal, please consider the environment before you print or request a copy.

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Keywords mercury, batteries, batteries, lamps, Universal Waste, mercury, mercury lights, mercury switch, fluorescent, mercury-containing equipment
WEB PAGE Universal waste

Universal Waste Rule for Batteries: WAC 173-303-573(2)

Universal Waste Rule for Mercury-containing Equipment: WAC 173-303-573(3,4)

Universal Waste Rule for Lamps: WAC 173-303-573(5) (supercedes pub #06-04-027)

Universal Waste Rule: WAC 173-303-573