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Hazardous Waste Guide

Things You Need To Know...

When it comes to hazardous waste disposal and management, understanding the waste your organization generates is vital. Hazardous waste is heavily regulated, and thus cannot be disposed of  with your everyday trash. To know if you’re handling hazardous waste, the first step is to assess its characteristics.When categorizing hazardous waste, the EPA breaks it down by four characteristics:

  • Ignitability, or something flammable
  • Corrosive, or something that can rust or decompose
  • Reactivity, or something explosive
  • Toxicity, or something poisonous
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