An official website of the United States government.

We've made some changes to EPA.gov. If the information you are looking for is not here, you may be able to find it on the EPA Web Archive or the January 19, 2017 Web Snapshot.

TRI National Analysis

Non-Production-Related Waste

Non-production-related waste refers to quantities of Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) chemicals disposed of or released, or transferred off site, as the result of one-time events, rather than due to standard production activities. These events may include remedial actions, catastrophic events, or other one-time events not associated with normal production processes. Non-production-related waste is included in a facility’s total disposal or other releases, but not as part of its production-related waste managed. The following graph shows the annual quantities of non-production-related waste reported to TRI.

 
  • Non-production-related waste from all facilities was below 35 million pounds in all years except for 2013 when a mining facility reported a one-time release of 193 million pounds. The facility reported zero releases in 2014 and has not reported to TRI since.
  • For 2017, facilities reported 13 million pounds of one-time, non-production-related releases of TRI chemicals.

This page was published in March 2019 and uses the 2017 TRI National Analysis dataset made public in TRI Explorer in October 2018.

Top of Page