Universal Wastes

Also known as commonly-generated, universal wastes are another classification for hazardous wastes. These types of wastes typically include bulbs, mercury-containing equipment, pesticides and batteries. These wastes are of the more commonly produced and identified oftentimes as “dangerous goods”.

There are 9 classifications with these wastes listed below:

  1. Class 1: Explosives
  2. Class 2: Gases
  3. Class 3: Flammable Liquids
  4. Class 4: Flammable Solids or Substances
  5. Class 5: Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides
  6. Class 6: Toxic and Infectious Substances
  7. Class 7: Radioactive
  8. Class 8: Corrosive Substances
  9. Class 9: Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances and Articles

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