Step 2:

Is it a Hazardous Waste?

A person who generates a solid waste, as defined in Rule 0400-12-01-.02(1)(b), must determine whether the solid waste is a hazardous waste per Rule 0400-12-01-.03(1)(b)

Hazardous wastes fall into four major categories:

  • P- and U-listed wastes: Hazardous wastes that are specific unused commercial chemical products or chemical intermediates (and associated residues) as identified in the Rule. These unused chemicals may become wastes for various reasons such as excess inventory, off-specification, spillage, out of date, etc.     
  • F-listed wastes:  Hazardous waste generated from non-specific manufacturing sources. This may include, among other things, wastes such a spent solvents, electroplating wastes, and dioxin wastes.       
  • K-listed wastes: Hazardous wastes generated from specific manufacturing processes. This may include, among other things, wastes from various industries  such as wood preservation, organic chemical production, and pesticide manufacturing.      
  • Characteristic Wastes:  Hazardous waste that may exhibit the characteristic of Ignitibility, Corrosivity, Reactivity, and/or Toxicity.      

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