Special Wastes 

Simply put, a special waste is any solid waste that is not typically regulated as hazardous but because of its quantity, concentration, physical and/or chemical characteristics, or biological properties.  However, these wastes require special handling and disposal to protect human health and the environment.  Also note that before an item is considered a solid waste it must meet the criteria listed on the “What is a Hazardous Waste” fact sheet.
 
The following are typical “Special wastes” found here at Lincoln University:
 
a.)    Batteries
c.)    Pesticides
       2. Paint Wastes
       3. Used Oil
       4. Photographic Chemicals
       7. Gas Cylinders
       8. Aerosol Cans