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Dealership Receives Fine for Mishandling Universal Waste Lamps…

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A well meaning employee causes problems for an auto dealership when he comes in on the weekend to take 150 of the dealership’s used fluorescent lamps to a public roundup at a local college.  He was not aware that regulations in his state prohibited small and large quantity generators from taking universal waste lamps to public events, which are intended for households only.  He was confronted by a representative from the county’s hazardous waste division and given a citation on the spot for illegal disposal of hazardous waste.  He was then informed that the agency would be visting the dealership to perform a full hazardous waste compliance inspection.  Regardless of the dealership’s good intentions for disposal, they were ultimately heavily fined for violating regulations. (

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