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Types of Solid Wastes

From this page you will find information regarding the proper handling, disposal and treatment of solid wastes DEC is involved with.

Because of their physical characteristics or chemical makeup, some of these wastes require special handling procedures and disposal methods in order to be protective of human health and the environment.

See additional information on universal wastes, including batteries, thermostats, and certain pesticides.

More about Types of Solid Wastes:

  • Fluorescent and HID Lamps - Fluorescent lamps as hazardous waste and universal waste
  • Used Oil - Information on used oil regulation in New York State.
  • Used Electronic Equipment - Due to rapid changes in technology, electronic equipment quickly becomes out of date. NYSDEC provides guidance and regulatory information on the reuse, recycling, and disposal of used electronic equipment.
  • Proposed Used Electronic Equipment Rulemaking - This page contains updated information on the proposed used electronic equipment rulemaking.
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