Universal Wastes are certain hazardous wastes that are commonly generated by regulated establishments, such as Shepherd University. Per the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Universal Waste regulations:
- promote the collection and recycling of universal waste,
- ease the regulatory burden on retail stores and other generators that wish to collect these wastes and transporters of these wastes, and
- encourage the development of municipal and commercial programs to reduce the quantity of these wastes going to municipal solid waste landfills or combustors.
There are four types of universal wastes, which are:
Click on one of the universal wastes above to learn more about each waste and how they are managed at Shepherd University.