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Southwest District Compliance Assurance Program

Southwest District Hazardous Waste

What is a Hazardous Waste?

The definition of a hazardous waste starts with the definition of a solid waste. A solid waste is any solid, liquid or contained gaseous material that is discarded by being disposed of, incinerated or recycled. Solid wastes can also be the byproduct of a manufacturing process, a commercial product that is used in a business or home, garbage, etc.

A hazardous waste is a solid waste that because of its quantity, concentration and/or physical, chemical or infectious characteristics may:


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