Managing Materials and Wastes for Homeland Security Incidents

Waste management - including waste staging, sampling, characterization, packaging, transportation, reuse, recycling, treatment and disposal - is a critical part of preparation for and response and recovery following homeland security incidents, as well as smaller incidents. Incidents may include an act of terrorism involving chemical, biological and radiological agents, a large-scale natural disaster or an animal disease outbreak. This site provides all-hazards waste management information that emergency planners, managers and responders in the public and private sectors can use in planning before a homeland security incident occurs and in the waste management decision-making process during and after a homeland security incident to help increase their communities’ resilience.