California Universal Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Universal waste rules: 22 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 66273.1 to 66273.101

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Definitions: 22 CCR 66273.2 and 22 CCR 66273.9

Scope: 22 CCR 66273.1 to 66273.7

Household and conditionally exempt small quantity universal waste generator (CESQUWG) waste: 22 CCR 66273.8

Universal waste handlers: 22 CCR 66273.32 to 66273.39

Transporters: 22 CCR 66273.50 to 66273.56

Destination facilities: 22 CCR 66273.60 to 66273.62

Aerosol cans: 22 CCR 66273.1(a)(7) and California Health & Safety Code (CH & SC) 25201.16

CRTs: 22 CCR 66273.1(a)(5), 22 CCR 66273.1(a)(6), 22 CCR 66273.6, 22 CCR 66273.7, 22 CCR 66273.33.5, and 22 CCR 66273.70 to 66273.77

Electronic devices: 22 CCR 66273.1(a)(2), 22 CCR 66273.3, 22 CCR 66273.33.5(a), and 22 CCR 66273.70 to 66273.101

Lamps: 22 CCR 66273.1(a)(4), 22 CCR 66273.5, 22 CCR 66273.9, 22 CCR 66273.33(b), 22 CCR 66273.72(c), and 22 CCR 66273.74

Mercury-containing equipment (MCE): 22 CCR 66273.1(a)(3), 22 CCR 66273.4, 22 CCR 66273.5, 22 CCR 66273.9, 22 CCR 66273.33, 22 CCR 66273.34, 22 CCR 66273.41, 22 CCR 66261.50, 22 CCR 66273.71, 22 CCR 66273.72, and 22 CCR 66273.74

Regulatory Agencies

California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)

Local Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. California has adopted the federal regulations for universal wastes. The state, however, has not adopted the federal regulation of pesticides as universal wastes. State standards for conditionally exempt small quantity generators of universal waste, household waste, ...

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