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 public and private emergency planners, managers and responders with all-hazards information they can use to increase their communities' resiliency to these incidents.