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Types of Hazardous Chemical Waste

Hazardous waste is a waste with properties that make it potentially dangerous or harmful to human health or the environment. Hazardous wastes can be liquids, solids, or contained gases. They can be the by-products of manufacturing processes, discarded used materials, or discarded unused commercial products, such as cleaning fluids (solvents) or pesticides.

Not All hazardous wastes are handled equally.

Listed below are varying types of waste collected by the hazardous waste group.

This information is only for waste generated at UCLA.

Dry Waste (Contaminated Materials)Extremely or Acutely Hazardous Chemical WasteFluorescent & other lamps (Universal Waste)Gas CylindersPaint & Art Supplies (Waste)Reactive & Peroxide Forming ChemicalsSharps Contaminated with ChemicalsTrace Chemo and Chemotherapy WasteUnknown Chemicals

  • Residential / Household Hazardous Waste

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