What is the Difference Between Universal and Hazardous Waste?

There are many different kinds of waste, and they can’t all be disposed of in the same manner. Two very common forms of waste are universal and hazardous waste. As an experienced Maryland hazardous waste removal company, we wanted to take some time today to discuss the differences between the two.

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What is Universal Waste?

Universal waste is a classification of waste that includes wastes labeled “hazardous” but also includes common materials as well. These wastes mostly come from consumer products that contain substances hazardous to health. Universal wastes cannot be disposed of in landfills.

What is Hazardous Waste?

Hazardous waste is a very broad category. It includes things like chemicals, e-waste, asbestos, paint, and some radioactive wastes. Hazardous waste can’t be thrown out like regular waste and instead needs to be removed by a professional hazardous waste removal specialist.

How Do We Dispose of these Wastes?

Legally, both universal and hazardous wastes need to be disposed of in specific ways and need to be handled by professionals. At Broadview Waste Services, we transport all hazardous and universal waste to hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities that can properly deal with the waste.

Not only do we work exclusively with quality facilities, but we also only employ drivers certified to drive their vehicles and that carry DOT health cards. Our drivers receive rigorous training upon their hiring, as well as quarterly training updates. This ensures that our drivers are prepared to handle your waste properly in any situation.

Work With a Professional Maryland Hazardous Waste Removal Company

Here at Broadview Waste Services, we’ve been providing Maryland with our industry-leading waste removal services for years, and we’ve helped countless Maryland businesses. No matter what industry you’re in, or what kind of waste you have, we can help you. Don’t try and deal with your waste yourself and get some help from the professionals. Our team of waste removal experts is standing by ready to help you in any way they can. Give us a call today.