Waste Disposal Resources for Community Health
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Brownfield/Land Reuse Site Tool
Community health and site inventory tools to help local officials with land reuse decisions and help them to provide timely responses.
Electronics can present an environmental hazard if they are disposed of improperly. With an average of four pounds of lead in many older TV picture tubes or computer monitors, along with other potentially hazardous materials, electronics call for special handling at the end of their lives.
Household Hazardous Wastes
This website contains information on how to safely handle products around the home that may contain hazardous components. Such products may include certain paints, cleaners, stains and varnishes, car batteries, motor oil, and pesticides. The used of leftover contents of such consumer products are known as "household hazardous waste".
This website provides a gateway to information about the treatment, disposal, and management of mercury and mercury wastes.
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
Across the country, many communities, businesses, and individuals have found creative ways to reduce and better manage MSW through a coordinated mix of practices that includes source reduction, recycling (including composting), and disposal. The most environmentally sound management of MSW is achieved when these approaches are implemented according to EPA's preferred order: source reduction first, recycling and composting second, and disposal in landfills or waste combustors last. This website contains a wealth of information on MSW, including some basic facts about MSW, source reducing, recycling, composting, landfills, combustion, types of programs, etc.
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Info (RCRAInfo)
The RCRAInfo system allows tracking of many types of information about regulating hazardous waste handlers under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). RCRAInfo characterizes facility status, regulated activities, and compliance histories and captures detailed data on the generation of hazardous waste from large quantity generators and on waste management practices from treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. RCRAInfo data is made available to the public through EPA's Envirofacts Data Warehouse.
What You Can Do: Reducing Waste
This website provides information for consumers on how to reduce, reuse, and recycle materials to decrease the amount and toxicity of the waste produced in and around the home and about waste management programs and opportunities to help consumers get involved and make a difference in the community. Also includes consumer tips in both English and Spanish.
Used Oil Management Program
This site provides information for both businesses and do-it-yourselfers.