Universal Waste

In 1995 the Environmental Protection Agency adopted a set of regulations commonly referred to as the Universal Waste Rule (UWR) in order to promote the recycling and proper disposal of waste widely generated, which includes certain hazardous materials. Under the UWR, anyone who generates, accumulates or stores universal waste is classified as a handler of universal waste, even small businesses that create small quantities. As the world’s largest environmental services company, Veolia has the global resources and local capabilities to help your small business meet your Universal Waste Rule Requirements.

RecyclePak® for all your Universal Waste Rule Needs

Veolia Environmental Services offers small businesses a simple, cost-effective and convenient solution for all Universal Waste Rule requirements. RecyclePak® is a prepaid recycling kit program for small quantities of lighting and electronic waste, and meets all UWR requirements for small business owners.

The RecyclePak® program:

  • Ensures your small business meets compliance with UWR requirements
  • Reduces the risk of contamination that is posed if you were to store hazardous materials at your facility
  • Provides a one-price, no-minimum-order solution that includes everything you need—packaging, freight, environmental compliance, reclamation and certificates of recycling
  • Is ideal for small quantities of fluorescent lamps, ballast, batteries, computer electronics and other items that contain mercury

Visit Veolia’s dedicated RecyclePak® website to learn more and to start recycling.

  • Outbound shipping to your business
  • On-time pickup with FedEx Ground
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Waste shipping containers
  • Prepaid and pre-addressed return shipping labels
  • Prepaid recycling
  • Tracking documents, including online
  • Certificates of recycling
  • Available automatic re-order
Items Accepted
  • Batteries
  • Lamps
  • Computer electronics
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Other items or equipment that contain mercury

Veolia Environmental Services maintains a proven record of compliance with health, safety and environmental regulations.

Veolia RecyclePak® Services:

  • Meet or exceeds the standards set by the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for identification, storage, transport, treatment and disposal
  • Comply with the Universal Waste Rule

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