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 Is my  waste a Regulated Hazardous Waste?

 

Waste may be determined to be a Regulated Hazardous Waste if it: a) exhibits a hazardous characteristic, or, b) if it is a listed waste.

 

Listed Wastes

 

A waste is a Regulated Hazardous Waste if it is found on any of four lists found in the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR 261.31. 261.32 or 261.33) . These lists include specific commercial chemicals, waste from specific listed procedures, and waste of specific types.

F -  List ; only the first five items(F001-F005) on this list are typically generated in labs

K - List ; none of these items are typically generated at Bowdoin College

P - List and U - List ; generally, this list refers to ONLY unused discarded stocks of chemicals in their original containers

 

 

Characteristic Wastes

 

A waste not specifically listed may still be a Regulated Hazardous Waste if it exhibits any of the following characteristics:

1. Ignitability

2. Corrosivity

3. Reactivity

4. Toxicity

 

The specifications for these characteristics are in the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR 261.21 ,261.22, 261.23, 261.24). 

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