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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Training Module: Definition of Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste Recycling

This training module:

  • Explains the statutory and regulatory definitions of solid waste, including the standards governing the recycling and management of specific types of wastes
  • Explains the definition of hazardous waste
  • Familiarizes you with the regulations governing the recycling of hazardous wastes

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain and cite the regulatory and statutory definitions of solid waste
  • Cite and use the table in §261.2 and the preamble to the January 4, 1985, Federal Register (50 FR 614)
  • List and cite three use/reuse scenarios where the materials are not solid wastes and state the requirement for documentation
  • List the conditions under which hazardous waste-derived products may be excluded from regulation
  • Discuss the special recycling standards for use constituting disposal, precious metal recovery, and spent lead-acid batteries
  • Discuss potential regulatory developments affecting the definition of solid waste and hazardous waste recycling

Access other training modules that provide overviews of other specific RCRA regulatory topics here.

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