Aerosols As Universal Waste Rule Tracking Matrix


Aerosol cans are widely used for dispensing a broad range of products including paints, solvents, pesticides, food and personal care products, and many others. According to the EPA, aerosol cans can account for nearly 40 percent of retail items that are managed as hazardous waste at large retail facilities. In 2019, the EPA added hazardous waste aerosol cans to the federal universal waste list, which allows generators to manage the cans with the less burdensome universal waste requirements. State are not required to implement this rule change. This matrix tracks state implementation of this rule with information on the state process where relevant.

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