Solid Waste State Resource Locator
Primary State Agency: Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
- Primary State Solid Waste Page
- Construction and Demolition Waste
- Hazardous Waste
- Universal Waste
- Universal Wastes in Connecticut include: batteries (e.g., certain lead-acid batteries not recycled under other regulations; button silver-oxide and zinc-air; and 9-volt, C, AA, coin, and button rechargeable lithium); pesticides; mercury containing devices (e.g., thermostats, switches); electric lamps (e.g., fluorescent, high intensity discharge, sodium vapor, mercury vapor and CRTs); and electronics (e.g., computers, printers, fax machines, and CRTs). Certain other battery types (e.g. alkaline and carbon zinc cells that have been manufactured without mercury) may not be classified as hazardous wastes, and would therefore not fall under the Universal Waste Rule. However, as a matter of responsible practice, such batteries should be collected and sent to recycling facilities, rather than being landfilled.
- Medical Waste
- County and Municipal Codes and Ordinances
- More Information
- Universal Waste Rule This fact sheet is designed to answer general questions and provide basic information on management of universal wastes in Connecticut.
- Safe and Environmentally Sound Management of Mercury-Containing Lamps Lamps removed from commercial, industrial or institutional facilities including but not limited to fluorescent, neon and mercury vapor lamps are considered universal wastes. This fact sheet outlines the applicable rules.
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