Recycle Dangerous Waste
Many recycled or reused materials are conditionally exempt from regulation, resulting in fewer rules to follow. The materials must be handled to protect health and safety, but beneficial reuse reduces the amount of waste a facility generates. Recycling is generally much less costly than disposal.
The Washington State Department of Ecology encourages recycling, when it can be done safely. Off-site recycling facilities are a popular choice, but some wastes may be recycled onsite.
Recycled Materials Not Dangerous Waste
Under certain conditions, wastes can be directly reused as an ingredient to make a product, used as a substitute for a raw material, or inserted back into the production process. Wastes directly reused in this manner are considered products and are managed as such.
Universal Waste discusses this special category of dangerous wastes that are conditionally regulated under the dangerous waste management rules. These include batteries, fluorescent lamps, and mercury-containing equipment.
Recycling Facilities that receive wastes from off-site must follow rules to ensure that recycling is done properly. They must have liability insurance or money set aside for waste removal and clean up,
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