Maine Electronic & Universal Waste Recycling

Safe, Reliable, Cost Efficient

We have recycled over $100,000 worth of electronics from Maine and across the country. Watch universal waste and electronics depart your facility with ease, knowing they will be recycled responsibly and according to state and federal regulations.

If our services are already needed to pack waste chemicals, you can avoid enlisting multiple vendors and maximize your budget. Sometimes we can even remove electronic waste at little or no cost, due to our familiarity with outlets and segregation of waste streams.

The Environmental Protection Agency and many state environmental departments have rules regulating universal waste. These regulations were set forth to promote the collection and recycling of universal waste.

What is considered universal waste?

The following serves as a general guideline for materials classified as universal waste by the Environmental Protection Agency and many state environmental departments. Please note that some items may not be listed, we encourage you to contact us with any questions.


Nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, silver oxide, mercury oxide, lithium ion, and lead acid batteries.

Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT)

Contains lead. Usually found in computer monitors and old TVs – these have been widely replaced by flat panel displays.

Mercury Lamps

Fluorescent, high intensity discharge, neon, mercury vapor, high pressure sodium, and metal halide lamps.

E-waste or Electronics

Many recoverable materials like aluminum, copper, gold, silver, plastics, and ferrous metals. Instead of being landfilled, electronic equipment can be refurbished, reused, and recycled.

Mercury Containing Equipment

Thermometers, barometers, thermostats, switches, manometers, flowmeters, mercury light switches, mercury regulators, pressure relief gauges, water treatment gauges, and gas safety relays.

PCB Containing Fluorescent Light Ballasts

Lights manufactured prior to 1978 or that are not stamped “NO PCBs” should be considered PCB fluorescent light ballasts (PCB ballasts). This is because the small capacitor included as one component of the ballast likely contains polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB).

Ready for an estimate?

With one quick visit to your facility we can provide an estimate for removal of your universal waste and electronics. We will also accept photos of inventory!