Colorado Universal Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Universal waste regulations: 6 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 1007-3 Part 273

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Large quantity handlers of universal waste (LQHUW) notification: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 273.32

Aerosol cans:

Definition: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 273.2 and 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 273.9

Management: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 273.13(d) and 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 273.33(d)


Requirements for crushing lamps: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 273.13(e)(3) and 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 273.33(e)(3)

Mercury-containing devices:

Definition: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 273.2 and 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 273.9

Management: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 273.13(c) and 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 273.33(c)

Electronic devices and components:

Definition: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 273.2 and 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 273.9

Management: 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 273.14, 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 273.13(f), and 6 CCR 1007-3 Section 273.33(f)

Regulatory Agency

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office of Environment Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division Hazardous Waste Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Colorado has adopted the federal regulations for universal wastes, with some variations. As under the federal rules, the state has expanded the federal regulation of mercury thermostats to "mercury-containing devices." (Under the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules, similar materials are called "mercury-containing equipment.") Although there are many similarities between the federal regulation of mercury-containing equipment and the Colorado regulation of mercury-containing devices, the state rules address the accumulation ...

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