Steps in Complying with Regulations for Hazardous Waste
- Hazardous waste identification regulations at 40 CFR part 261
- Waste identification
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Orientation Manual
- Definition of solid waste
- Frequent Questions About Hazardous Waste Identification
- Large Quantity Generators (LQGs) generate 1,000 kilograms (about 2,200 lbs.) or more per month of hazardous waste, more than one kilogram per month of acutely hazardous waste, or more than 100 kilograms per month of acute spill residue or soil.
- Small Quantity Generators (SQGs) generate more than 100 kilograms, but less than 1,000 kilograms, of hazardous waste per month.
- Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQGs) generate 100 kilograms or less per month of hazardous waste, or one kilogram or less per month of acutely hazardous waste, or less than 100 kilograms per month of acute spill residue or soil.
- Learn more about the three generator categories.
- Learn more about the regulations for these three generator categories.
- Notification of RCRA Subtitle C Activity - Instructions and Form 8700-12
- Obtaining Assistance with Hazardous Waste Management Notification and Reporting Requirements provides contact information for state and EPA regional offices where assistance can be obtained.
- Hazardous waste generator regulatory summary - learn the regulations LQGs, SQGs and VSQGs must comply with.
- Universal wastes - Universal waste rules streamline the hazardous waste management standards for batteries, pesticides, mercury-containing equipment, and bulbs (i.e., lamps).
- Pharmaceutical hazardous wastes - Healthcare facilities such as pharmacies and hospitals, and retail stores with pharmacies that dispose of pharmaceuticals, may be regulated hazardous waste generators.
- Hazardous waste generated at academic laboratories - provides standards for managing hazardous waste in academic laboratories.