EPA’s Final Rule to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to the universal waste program

EPA has released a pre-publication version of its Final Rule to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to the Universal Waste program.  Adding aerosol cans to the universal waste program offers potential cost savings and will simplify things for generators, who currently manage aerosols under a patchwork of State-level laws, regulations, policies, and guidance documents. As with all new Federal environmental reliefs, though, authorized States may choose to adopt the new universal waste rules into their State programs (or not).


The Final Rule is effective on February 7, 2020. 

For more information, visit https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/12/09/2019-25674/increasing-recycling-adding-aerosol-cans-to-the-universal-waste-regulations