12 LEAD ACID BATTERIES May be managed under Env-Wm 809 or the Universal Waste Rule (Env-Wm 1100)
13 Alkaline and Carbon Zinc Non-hazardous In 1996, federal law is adopted (Mercury Containing and Rechargeable Battery Act) that prohibits addition of mercury to batteries (except for button cells).
14 Storage Plastic bags Tape terminals Discharge Stack batteries so that electrodes are not touching
15 Used automotive antifreeze is considered hazardous waste unless testing shows otherwise.
16 Through use antifreeze becomes contaminated.
17 Universal Waste Antifreeze Do not mix with other wastes or materials. Use dedicated funnels and containers.
18 UNIVERSAL WASTE ANTIFREEZE RECYCLING
19 The cathode ray tubes (CRTs) in color TVs and computer monitors contain lead.
20 Some pesticides are considered universal waste (e.g. suspended and/or recalled pesticides under FIFRA)
21 Manage universal waste in a way that prevents releases to the environment. UNIVERSAL WASTE MANAGEMENT STANDARDS
Universal waste containers must be free of defects, design characteristics, or damage that could result in leakage, spillage or other environmental releases. Universal Waste Antifreeze
24 Label or mark containers. UNIVERSAL WASTE MANAGEMENT STANDARDS Waste Antifreeze Used Batteries Universal Waste Lamps Batteries Lamps
28 Train employees on proper handling (in-house training okay). UNIVERSAL WASTE MANAGEMENT STANDARDS
29 Immediately contain and, within 24 hours, clean up any releases of universal waste. UNIVERSAL WASTE MANAGEMENT STANDARDS
30 Do not store for more than one year. UNIVERSAL WASTE MANAGEMENT STANDARDS
31 If 5,000 kgs (11,000 lbs) or more (total of all types of universal waste) stored on-site – must notify NH DES and keep shipping records. UNIVERSAL WASTE MANAGEMENT STANDARDS
32 Follow US DOT requirements when shipping. UNIVERSAL WASTE TRANSPORTATION NH hazardous waste transporter registration and manifest not required.
33 The destination facility must be a hazardous waste treatment, storage, disposal or recycling facility. UNIVERSAL WASTE DESTINATION FACILITIES
34 IN SUMMARY - TYPES OF NH UNIVERSAL WASTE Auto antifreeze Batteries Cathode ray tubes Lamps Mercury-containing devices Pesticides
35 Sample Question #1 Question: Which the following is not an example of a universal waste battery? a. Ni-Cd battery b. Lithium battery (not fully discharged) c. Mercury-containing button cell d. Alkaline battery purchased in 2002
36 Sample Question #2 Question: Which of the following is not a universal waste? a. Lamps b. Automotive antifreeze c. PCB lamp ballasts d. Mercury-containing devices
37 Sample Question #3 Question: Which of the following are requirements for universal waste ? a. Manage in a way to prevent releases to the environment b. Containers must be free of defects, design characteristics or damage c. Immediately contain, and within 24 hours, clean up releases d. All of the above
38 Fact Sheet and Vendor Web Sites www/des.nh.gov/uw.htm