Universal waste is classified as hazardous because the materials contain hazardous substances, such as mercury, lead, and nickel to list a few, which involves special recycling or disposal methods to prevent toxic waste from entering landfills and the environment. Disposing of universal waste requires extensive labelling procedures and can vary from state to state. At BWS, our hazardous waste division is certified and specializes in universal waste handling and processing to provide safe and compliant solutions that best fits each client’s needs while adhering to local, state, and federal regulations.
Light bulbs contain toxic substances such as mercury, nickel, lead, and trace amounts of arsenic that are harmful to the environment. Commercial businesses and properties that use various lighting containing these hazardous materials could face challenges properly disposing or recycling this waste. Our hazardous waste experts here at BWS specialize in safe handling and transporting of bulb waste. We partner with the largest bulb recycler to provide safe and reliable bulb recycling solutions for our customers.
Dangerous materials such as mercury, lead and other heavy metals harmful to human health and the environment can be found in lamps, ballasts and lighting components. If items like these are not managed and disposed of properly, public health and our earth’s ecosystem are at risk. We partner with trusted recycling agencies to ensure safe and compliant disposal solutions for a variety of volumes.
A variety of batteries utilized in commercial and industrial settings contain corrosive liquids, toxic heavy metals or reactive metals which are dangerous to the environment. Our hazardous waste experts here at BWS work with you to identify all battery types used in your operations and implement a collection, transport, and disposal program that best fits your needs that adheres to all local, state, and federal guidelines.
Various materials used throughout business and facility operations, such as electronics, mercury containing equipment, smoke detectors, exit signs, and other unique materials need to be handled, treated, and disposed of following special regulatory guidelines. Our knowledgeable team at BWS will assess any collection of materials in this unique category from your facility to develop a recycling or disposal plan that preserves our environment while remaining safe and fully compliant.
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