Hazardous Waste

To put it in a simple way , hazardous waste is a waste that poses substantial or potential threats to public health or the environment. Also it's a special type of waste because it cannot be disposed of by common means like other by-products of our everyday lives.

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Hazardous Waste Generated by Various Activities

A waste is hazardous if it can be harmful to human health and the environment when handled improperly. Here, we have enlisted various Hazardous Waste generation activities and the source of it.
Source Generation Activity Types of Waste
Educational Activities (Schools) Laboratories, art classes Solvent waste, paint waste, toxic waste, used/unused chemicals
Dry Cleaning Commercial drycleaning process Solvent waste
Switches and Flat Screen Monitors Mercury Lead
Construction Paint preparation, contracting activities, vehicle and equipment maintenance Ignitable wastes, toxic wastes, solvent wastes, used oil
Vehicle Maintenance Rust removal, paint removal, spray booth/spray gun waste, paint preparation Solvents, paint wastes, toxic wastes, ignitable wastes
Lawn Maintenance Services Pesticide application, cleanup Used/unused pesticides, solvent wastes, contaminated soils
Computer Batteries Lead Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC)

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