Hazardous Waste

SWRTS is not accepting any hazardous waste!

How to recognize hazardous waste? Below are some guidelines:

As per the California State Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and the EPA, waste products may be considered hazardous if they exhibit any of the following four characteristics:

  • Corrosive
  • Flammable/Combustible
  • Reactive/Volatile
  • Toxic

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More information about the above categories here.

Some specific sources of hazardous waste are:

  • Wood preservation 
  • Inorganic pigment
  • Organic chemicals
  • Inorganic chemicals
  • Pesticides
  • Explosives
  • Petroleum refining
  • Veterinary pharmaceuticals
  • Secondary lead processing
  • Ink formulation
  • Asbestos