Universal Waste & Electronic Waste (e-waste)

Universal Waste

Universal Waste is a general term that is used to describe wastes that are generated by a large, diverse population. These wastes are classified as universal because almost every business, non-profit organization, government agency, and household will generate them at some point. ECO Waste services recycles the following types of universal waste: light tubes and light ballasts.

Waste streams which are commonly confused with Universal wastes include the following: non-hazardous batteries, electronic waste, and PCB-containing ballasts and small capacitors.

Electronic Waste (e-waste)

Electronic Waste (or e-waste) describes electrical or electronic products that are discarded by the consumer. Electronic waste recycled by ECO Waste Services include the following: printers, computers, computer monitors, and televisions.

Additional Information

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)s federal universal waste regulations detailed in 40 CFR part 273, require that businesses and other generators of universal and electronic waste are required to provide for their proper disposal. The EPAs universal waste regulations include detailed instruction on how to recycle the above described products in order to prevent them from entering local landfills. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) references the S.C. Code of Law, 48-60-05 et seq., which states also that computers, computer monitors, printers, and televisions are not allowed to be disposed of in the trash.

ECO Waste Services meets or exceeds EPA and SCDHEC regulatory recommendations for handling universal and e-waste streams generated by our customers.

We strive to provide the highest level of service regarding universal and e-waste by adhering to the following protocol:

  1. Universal waste and e-waste items are removed from the waste stream (if collected in a mixed load) and segregated into specific types of recyclable products
  2. Properly labeled and marked containment containers are used which are non-leaking and specific to the type of waste (universal versus e-waste)
  3. Properly trained personnel handle the universal and e-waste from collection to recycling
  4. Shipments are tracked during every phase of handling (from collection to recycling) by keeping accurate and complete records of received items    

Our highly trained drivers, experienced managers and office staff provide excellent universal waste and e-waste collection and recycling that is safe, efficient, and environmentally sound.

Contact Us

Please contact us online or call us at 864-295-2115 to discuss recycling of universal and e-waste at your facility or site.