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EPA's Region 6 Office

Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations

Sustainable Materials Management

Sustainable Materials Management is the use and reuse of materials in the most productive and sustainable way across their entire life cycle. Sustainable materials management conserves resources, reduces waste, slows climate change, and minimizes the environmental impacts of the materials we use. EPA is playing a leadership role in advancing sustainable materials management by convening dialogues with key SMM stakeholders, providing sound science and information to the public, and establishing challenges to specific sectors to achieve shared goals.

Solid Waste Program Information

The Subtitle D Program administers the authorization of the RCRA Subtitle D Program to States. It includes programs that deal with Household Hazardous Waste disposal, used tire disposal, Recycling Programs, Composting, Mercury lamps, used oil, used batteries, and many other solid waste issues. The Program provides assistance to Indian Tribes for Solid Waste Issues.

Many environmental programs have been delegated to the states and they have primary responsibility for them such as for illegal dumping and outdoor burning. Often, it is most appropriate to contact your local (city or county) or state environmental or health agency rather than EPA.


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