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universal waste
 n.— «It’s now illegal in California for households and any other entity to improperly dispose of a new list of widely used, but potentially harmful items containing mercury and other heavy metals that often wound up in garbage pails or recycle bins. Households must cart universal waste items—along with a host of hazardous waste, electronic waste and other potentially harmful, everyday items to sanctioned disposal centers.» —“Universal Waste Gets Universal Disposal Rule In California” by Broderick Perkins Reality Times Feb. 20, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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