California Universal Waste Disposal

Local and state environmental regulations and EPA enforcement of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), regulate the generation, treatment, storage, handling, clean-up, transportation and recycling of universal wastes, including products which contain mercury. Mercury-containing lamps, and medical and electrical equipment and devices as well as batteries are regulated as Universal Wastes.

While Federal Regulations for electronics have yet to be adopted, several states have implemented regulations and programs to treat electronics in a manner similar to universal wastes.

Your company may be at risk of severe financial penalties, criminal prosecution and long-term liability if universal wastes are improperly managed.

Waste Management's LampTracker offers environmentally friendly, safe, and simple recycling solutions for fluorescent lamps, dry cell batteries, lighting ballasts, mercury devices, computers, and electronics.

The prepaid program includes recycling containers, shipping both ways via UPS or FedEx ground, recycling of the waste, and complete online documentation of every container ordered and recycled. You can even choose to auto-reorder so you're never stuck with waste in your facility. Containers are available in a variety of sizes and shapes to fit different facilities and needs.

Recycling used materials with LampTracker is easy.

  • First, order your containers online or by phone
  • Next, pack used materials into the containers.
  • When the container is full, simply ship it back to us using the prepaid label included with the box. We'll safely recycle your materials and provide you with a Certificate of Compliance. You can even track the status of your order on our website, or sign up for auto-reorder so you'll never be left without a container for your materials.

For more information about LampTracker or to request a quote, call 888 906 8176 or email us at

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