Universal Waste Recycling & Management

Universal waste management

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), universal waste can be organized into five categories: aerosol cans, batteries, lamps, mercury-containing waste, and pesticides. While universal waste is a subset of hazardous waste, it follows slightly different rules and regulations regarding management and recycling.  Specific states will have differing universal waste regulations than the federal guidelines so it is important to know all your federal, state, and local regulations to maintain compliance. 

At Wattbar Industries, we understand the importance of working within your schedule. Universal waste materials can be stored for up to one year, allowing us to accommodate your needs for collection, transport, and recycling. With our network of affiliate partners in environmental and transportation facilities, we are equipped to find the right solution for your universal waste recycling and disposal requirements.

E-Waste Recycling Services 

In many states, electronic waste (e-waste) is managed as a universal waste. This includes various electronic devices and equipment that are no longer in use or discarded. E-waste can contain hazardous materials such as beryllium, cadmium, mercury, and lead, necessitating specific recycling methods. Given the substantial amount of electronics discarded by businesses annually, proper electronic waste recycling is crucial to environmental protection methods and is required in most states.

Battery Recycling Services

Battery recycling encompasses the appropriate recycling many different chemistries of batteries.  Proper packaging of your batteries is essential not only for transportation but also for storage in your facility.  Some battery chemistries can catch on fire or even explode when the short circuit due to improper packaging methods.  We offer battery pickup for large quantities or mail-back programs for smaller quantities to accommodate your battery recycling needs.  Our team is here to assist you with the proper packaging, transportation, and recycling of your used batteries. 

Fluorescent Bulb Recycling Services

Fluorescent lighting bulbs are required to be recycled in most states in the United States.  The recycling process separates the individual materials so they can be recycled.  Mercury and phosphorus powder is also collected and further processed to separate out the two parts so those are also properly managed.  Improper disposal of mercury containing lamps such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), High Intensity Discharge lamps (HIDs), and other fluorescent lamps can lead to the release of mercury into the environment. Wattbar Industries can assist you in the safe transport, disposal, or recycling of your fluorescent bulbs.

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Wattbar: The Universal Waste Experts

At Wattbar Industries, our processes are designed to save industrial customers money while ensuring compliance with regulations to avoid costly fines and penalties. We offer environmental training, assistance with permitting needs, compliance support, and Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) audits. With over a decade of experience, we provide a free evaluation to determine the optimal solution for your universal waste recycling and disposal requirements. Trust Wattbar Industries for efficient and responsible waste management solutio

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If you have universal waste, our team is ready to help you find the correct method of disposal. Our national services can help you with a single facility or multiple facilities across the country. Contact us for a quote today!

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Wattbar can handle one facility or multiple locations as we service the entire United States.  Our staff is here to assist you from scheduling the proper transportation and recycling/disposal of your universal waste to assisting you with universal waste training for proper storage, labeling, and handling within your facility. 

Remember, Wattbar is your single source for all your environmental needs and we will be able to assist you with any of your environmental requirements.  Do not forget to visit our online store at https://wattbarind.wpengine.com/store/ for many of our universal waste mail back options.

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