Arkansas Universal Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Universal waste rule: Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 23.273.1 to 23.273.81

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Consumer electronic items:

Definitions: AR Reg. 23.273.9

Applicability: AR Reg. 23.273.6

Management: AR Reg. 23.273.13, AR Reg. 23.273.14, AR Reg. 23.273.32, AR Reg. 23.273.33, and AR Reg. 23.273.34

Regulatory Agency

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Hazardous Waste Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arkansas follows the federal regulations for universal waste and has added "consumer electronic items" to the federal list of hazardous wastes managed under the state's universal waste regulations.

Administration and enforcement. ADEQ's Hazardous Waste Division administers and enforces the universal waste rule in Arkansas.

State Requirements



AR Reg. 23.273.9

A "consumer electronic item" means an electronic item containing an intact or broken cathode-ray tube (CRT) (e.g., a television, computer monitor, or other CRT monitor or display device), personal computer or computer component, audio and/or stereo player, videocassette recorder/player, digital videodisk (DVD) recorder/player, video camera, telephone, facsimile or copying machine, cellular telephone, wireless paging device, or video game console.

A CRT is a vacuum tube, composed primarily of glass, which is the video display component of a television or computer monitor. An intact CRT is a CRT remaining inside the monitor whose vacuum has not been released. A broken CRT is glass removed from the monitor after the vacuum has been released.


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