Before a waste is considered a hazardous waste it must first be considered a solid waste. Solid wastes are any material that has been abondoned, recycled, or inherently waste-like that has not been exempted under hazardous waste regulations. Hazardous wastes fall into two categories charateristic and listed wastes.
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There are four hazardous waste characteristics: ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity and toxicity. Generators may use testing or knowledge to determine if their waste stream exhibits one or more of the characteristics.
There are four lists of hazardous wastes. To determine if a waste is listed, one must have knowledge of the waste's origin.
To learn more about characteristic and listed wastes click on the following links below