The Washington Department of Ecology encourages schools and laboratories to find safer alternatives to reduce, or even eliminate the use of toxic substances.
The table below lists common universal wastes and preferred alternatives (in bold font), if available. Best management practices that can be used to reduce and prevent toxic wastes are also included.
Throughout all departments there are common issues with proper management of dangerous waste that is generated on site. The following bullets identify the most common issues and give best management practices (BMPs) for proper identification, accumulation, and disposal of dangerous wastes.
More resources are listed at the bottom of this page.
For more information contact your local Ecology Regional Office.
This page last updated August 2012
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