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1 Universal Waste

2 Changing Regulations Started with Businesses and Extended to householdsStarted with Businesses and Extended to households These a common products with lower hazard propertiesThese a common products with lower hazard properties No longer allowed to throw in trashNo longer allowed to throw in trash -Mercury Containing Devices -Mercury Containing Devices -Aerosol Cans -Aerosol Cans -Batteries -Batteries -Televisions -Televisions -Fluorescent Bulbs -Fluorescent Bulbs -Computers -Computers -Electronic Devices -Electronic Devices

3 Batteries Alkaline Alkaline NiCad NiCad Lithium Lithium Button Cell Button Cell Sealed Lead Acid Sealed Lead Acid

4 Alkaline Batteries Most Common Most Common AA, AAA, C, D 9volt AA, AAA, C, D 9volt Mercury content % or none Mercury content % or none Recycled by Recycled by –Electrolyte neutralization –Zinc & Magnesium extracted, used in construction material –Steel Smelter (shredded)

5 NiCad/Lithium Batteries NiCad batteries contain Nickel/Cadmium or Nickel Metal Hydride. NiCad batteries contain Nickel/Cadmium or Nickel Metal Hydride. Lithium batteries are the fastest growing type due to their higher performance & reliability. Lithium batteries are the fastest growing type due to their higher performance & reliability. These batteries are found in cell phones, power tools, cordless devices These batteries are found in cell phones, power tools, cordless devices Recycled by Recycled by –Disassembly –Electrolyte neutralization –Heavy metals recovery –Sold back into manufacturing

6 Button Cell Batteries Mercuric Oxide, Silver Oxide, & Zinc Air Mercuric Oxide, Silver Oxide, & Zinc Air Watchers, calculators, pagers, hearing aids Watchers, calculators, pagers, hearing aids Metal content Metal content –Mercuric Oxide 35-50% –Silver Oxide % Recycled by Recycled by –Shredding –Electrolyte neutralization –Heavy metals recovery

7 Sealed Lead Acid Batteries Computer backup, lawnmower starters, large flashlights Computer backup, lawnmower starters, large flashlights Lead 50-75% Lead 50-75% Recycled by Recycled by –Lead extracted in smelter plant –Acid separation and treatment –Materials reclaimed and sold back to manufacturers.

8 Aerosol Cans All Types of Aerosols- Full, Partially Full and Empty

9 Mercury Switches/Devices Tilt sensors Tilt sensors –Doors –Lids Temp switch Temp switch Thermometers Thermometers Thermostat probes Thermostat probes

10 Collection Do not try to dismantle Do not try to dismantle -Store and Label as Universal Waste Broken Switches/Devices Broken Switches/Devices -Collect any spilled Mercury and Store in a plastic container Notify & Arrange Disposal with EH&S (X46778) Notify & Arrange Disposal with EH&S (X46778) -Call prior to delivery at Waste Storage Building

11 Fluorescent Light Tubes Fluorescent tubes Fluorescent tubes –All (California) High intensity discharge (HID) High intensity discharge (HID) –Sodium vapor –Metal halide –Some automobile –Floodlights

12 Mercury Concentrations Fluorescent lamp Fluorescent lamp –T12 ~ 41mg –T8 ~ 30mg –Low mercury lamps ~1/3 HID HID –Metal halide 75 watt ~ 20mg 75 watt ~ 20mg –HP sodium 50 watt ~8.3mg 50 watt ~8.3mg 1000 watt ~25mg 1000 watt ~25mg

13 Incandescent Light Bulbs These are also collected.

14 Lamp Collection Physical Plant/Facilities is responsible for collecting lamps when doing routine or scheduled change outs. Physical Plant/Facilities is responsible for collecting lamps when doing routine or scheduled change outs. All Labs/Studios are responsible for collecting lamps when it is part of their equipment. All Labs/Studios are responsible for collecting lamps when it is part of their equipment.

15 Lamp Collection Must be in a rigid container to protect from breaking. Must be in a rigid container to protect from breaking. Containers must be Closed while in storage. Containers must be Closed while in storage. Containers need to be properly labeled. Containers need to be properly labeled.

16 Bulbs Were Not Protected!

17 Broken Lamps Treat as Universal Waste not trash. Treat as Universal Waste not trash. Put in a sealed, rigid container. Put in a sealed, rigid container. –Label container broken lamps with date when container is first used. Contact EH&S (X46778) for pickup or prior to delivery to the Waste Storage Facility. Contact EH&S (X46778) for pickup or prior to delivery to the Waste Storage Facility.

18 General Requirements for Managing Universal Waste Storage Storage Labeling Labeling Time Limits Time Limits Disposal Disposal

19 Storage of Universal Waste Storage containers for universal waste needs to: Storage containers for universal waste needs to: –Prevent leakage –Prevent damage –Be able to close

20 Labeling All universal waste must be include the following: A description of the waste: Waste (or Used) Batteries, Waste (or Used) Lamps… A description of the waste: Waste (or Used) Batteries, Waste (or Used) Lamps… For E-Waste: Universal Waste: Electronic Devices For E-Waste: Universal Waste: Electronic Devices The Accumulation Start Date with the complete date to include the month, the day and the year. The Accumulation Start Date with the complete date to include the month, the day and the year.

21 Sample Label UNIVERSAL WASTE Used Lamps Accumulation start date: July 10, 2007

22 Time limits Universal Waste can not be accumulated in any area or department for longer than 9 months. Universal Waste can not be accumulated in any area or department for longer than 9 months. Universal Waste needs to be removed from an area or department once its storage container is full. Universal Waste needs to be removed from an area or department once its storage container is full. Most containers are full within 3 months. Most containers are full within 3 months.

23 Disposing of Universal Waste Notify EH&S when you are dropping off Universal Waste at the Waste Storage Facility in the "A" Lot. Notify EH&S when you are dropping off Universal Waste at the Waste Storage Facility in the "A" Lot. Dont drop off materials that are not properly packaged or labeled. Dont drop off materials that are not properly packaged or labeled. You MUST contact EH&S Prior to dropping of any waste material (x46778). You MUST contact EH&S Prior to dropping of any waste material (x46778).

24 Disposing of Universal Waste For Large Electronic Devises, CRTs (TVs, Monitors), or Computer Equipment and Accessories, please contact Business Services Material Management for collection, evaluation, and disposition. For Large Electronic Devises, CRTs (TVs, Monitors), or Computer Equipment and Accessories, please contact Business Services Material Management for collection, evaluation, and disposition.

25 Frequently Asked Questions Q: If I am upgrading my computer system, is all the old equipment now Universal Waste? Q: If I am upgrading my computer system, is all the old equipment now Universal Waste? A: No. Until it has been evaluated for potential reuse, the equipment is not waste. Business Services will make that determination. This also pertains to other Electronic Devises. A: No. Until it has been evaluated for potential reuse, the equipment is not waste. Business Services will make that determination. This also pertains to other Electronic Devises.

26 Frequently Asked Questions Q: Do we need a sticker label to attach onto a Universal Waste container? Q: Do we need a sticker label to attach onto a Universal Waste container? A: No, it can be handwritten with the waste description and accumulation date. A: No, it can be handwritten with the waste description and accumulation date.

27 Frequently Asked Questions Q: Who is responsible for compliance to Universal Waste laws? Q: Who is responsible for compliance to Universal Waste laws? A: Everyone! Employees and Students. The Hazardous Materials Inspector (County of San Diego) will come to campus and inspect work sites, classrooms, laboratories, and even dumpsters!! A: Everyone! Employees and Students. The Hazardous Materials Inspector (County of San Diego) will come to campus and inspect work sites, classrooms, laboratories, and even dumpsters!!

28 Frequently Asked Questions Q: Why do you have to notify EH&S or Material Management to dispose of Universal Waste? Q: Why do you have to notify EH&S or Material Management to dispose of Universal Waste? A: Universal Waste is highly regulated waste stream. No notification, including no labeling, is abandoned waste and a violation per Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations. A: Universal Waste is highly regulated waste stream. No notification, including no labeling, is abandoned waste and a violation per Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations.

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