Mercury Containing Equipment: Now Listed as Universal Waste [40 CFR 273.9 & 260.10]
containing equipment, as defined in 40
CFR 273.9 & 260.10, means a device or part of a device
(including thermostats, but excluding batteries and lamps) that contain
elemental mercury integral to its function.
Federal EPA regulations, generators of equipment that contains elemental
mercury destined for discard may be managed as a universal waste according to
the requirements at 40
CFR 273. However, if your state
has not yet classified mercury containing equipment as universal waste, you
must continue to manage it as hazardous waste.
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