Dangerous waste basics
Dangerous waste is a complex topic. These tools and resources are a good place to get started.
What is dangerous waste?
Most businesses in Washington generate some type of dangerous waste — waste that’s potentially harmful to health and the environment. You are responsible for handling and disposing of your waste properly.
Learn about specific types of dangerous waste, and how to manage them safely.
In state regulations, Washington uses the term "dangerous waste," while federal law uses the term "hazardous waste." Washington's Dangerous Waste Regulations are based on the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Dangerous waste includes more wastes than the federal definition because Washington's rules are more protective than federal rules.
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