EPA's Region 6 Office
Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations
Waste Programs address issues of waste from many different sources. They include non-hazardous wastes from residential, industrial, and commercial sources, and hazardous waste regulated by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Non-hazardous waste include items like: household wastes, municipal solid wastes (trash/garbage), used tires, batteries, used oil, lead-based paints and many other common items. Links listed below and on the national pages provide information on waste reduction programs and recycling programs.
Programs & Resources
- RCRA Subtitle C (Hazardous Waste) Programs
- Lead-Based Paints including Lead-Based Paint Training Providers and Lead-Based Paint Firms
Waste Minimization and the
Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC) is a major national effort to find flexible, yet more protective ways to conserve our valuable resources through waste reduction and energy recovery activities that will improve public health and the environment....
- Non-Hazardous/Solid Waste includes programs that deal with Household Hazardous Waste disposal, used tire disposal, Recycling Programs, Composting, Mercury lamps, used oil, used batteries ....
- Ready for Reuse Program is an Initiative to encourage cleanups that will quickly support protective redevelopment opportunities...
- Reduce the environmental impact of electronics at the end of their useful life through reuse and donation, recycling, and buying greener electronic products.
- Scrap Tires making great strides in reducing illegal tire dumping, cleaning up illegal dumps, and creating new end-use markets for scrap tires.
- Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)
- Waste-to-Energy promotes the use of renewable energy under the Resource Conservation Challenge in three target areas: Landfills, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs).
- Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is a DOE facility proposed for the disposal of transuranic mixed waste (combined hazardous and radioactive waste) in a geological repository 26 miles east of Carlsbad, New Mexico ...