Non-Hazardous & Special Waste Management

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Non-Hazardous & Special Waste Solutions for EPA Region 8

We specialize in providing comprehensive waste management solutions for a wide range of non-hazardous and special wastes for EPA Region 8 and beyond.

The term “special waste” refers to certain categories of waste that have been identified by the EPA for specific management considerations due to their unique characteristics or regulatory requirements. These wastes often require specialized handling, treatment, or disposal methods to ensure environmental protection and compliance with applicable regulations.

Our team of experts is committed to providing efficient, environmentally responsible solutions for the management of non-hazardous and special wastes. Whether you need assistance with waste identification or characterization, transportation, treatment, or disposal, we have the knowledge and experience to meet your needs.

With years of experience in the environmental services industry, we understand the complexities of managing non-hazardous and special wastes and are dedicated to delivering reliable, cost-effective solutions.

Our commitment to compliance, safety, and environmental stewardship ensures that your waste management needs are handled with the highest level of professionalism and care.

Contact us today to learn more about our non-hazardous and special waste management services and how we can help you achieve your waste management goals while protecting the environment and ensuring regulatory compliance.

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Non-Hazardous & Special Waste Management Process

Step 1: Easy Booking

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Book your waste pickup effortlessly. Give us a call and let us know where, when and what waste you want removed.

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Step 2: Transparent Pricing

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You will be provided with a quote on the spot on the phone regarding your waste or service. Once you're satisfied, either drop of the materials, or we schedule a pick up window with you right there on the spot.

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Step 3: Stress-Free Pickup or Dropoff

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Our reliable team ensures a prompt and efficient pickup, leaving your space clean. We're committed to eco-friendly practices – your waste is responsibly removed and recycled.

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Safety & Regulation Information


Explore common questions about non-hazardous and special waste management, from definitions to safety precautions. Find answers to FAQs to ensure compliance and proper handling of these materials for environmental sustainability.

What is considered non-hazardous waste, and how is it defined?

Non-hazardous waste refers to waste materials that do not pose a significant risk to human health or the environment when handled and disposed of properly. These wastes are typically generated from various sources, including residential, commercial, and industrial activities.

Non-hazardous waste is often defined by regulations based on characteristics such as toxicity, reactivity, corrosivity, and ignitability. Common examples of non-hazardous waste include municipal solid waste, construction and demolition debris, and certain industrial by-products.

What is considered special waste, and how is it defined?

Special wastes, as defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), encompass categories of waste materials that have historically been subject to regulatory scrutiny due to their potential environmental and health impacts. These wastes were initially identified as “special” under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) due to their large volumes of generation and perceived lower risk compared to hazardous wastes. The EPA deferred hazardous waste regulations for six specific categories, termed special wastes, pending further study to assess their risks.

The types of special wastes include:

  • Cement Kiln Dust Waste: Generated during the cement manufacturing process, this fine-grained solid by-product is captured by air pollution control systems. It is often excluded from hazardous waste regulations due to its composition and management practices.
  • Crude Oil and Natural Gas Waste: Certain wastes from oil, natural gas, and geothermal energy exploration and production are excluded from hazardous waste regulations under RCRA. These include materials brought to the surface during extraction operations and those in contact with the production stream.
  • Fossil Fuel Combustion Waste: Wastes produced from burning fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and natural gas. These wastes include fly ash, bottom ash, boiler slag, and particulates removed from flue gas. Some categories of fossil fuel combustion waste have been excluded from hazardous waste regulations based on EPA determinations.
  • Mining and Mineral Processing Waste: Waste generated during the extraction, beneficiation, and processing of minerals. While many mining wastes are excluded from federal hazardous waste regulations, certain mineral processing wastes are subject to regulation under RCRA.

The EPA conducted assessments and submitted reports to Congress on each special waste category to determine regulatory status. Despite exemptions from Subtitle C of RCRA, special wastes may still be subject to state-specific regulations. Therefore, compliance with state and federal guidelines is essential when managing these materials to mitigate environmental and health risks.

How does Region 8 Enviro ensure compliance with regulations when managing special wastes?

We ensure compliance with regulations governing the management of special wastes through rigorous adherence to local, state, and federal guidelines. Our experienced team stays up-to-date with evolving regulations and industry best practices to ensure proper handling, transportation, treatment, and disposal of special wastes.

We conduct thorough waste characterization assessments, implement appropriate waste management plans, and maintain detailed documentation to demonstrate compliance throughout the waste management process.

What safety precautions should be taken when handling and storing non-hazardous waste?

When handling and storing non-hazardous waste, it’s essential to prioritize safety to prevent accidents and minimize environmental impact.

Some key safety precautions include:

  • Proper training: Ensure that personnel involved in handling and storing non-hazardous waste receive adequate training on safety procedures, including proper lifting techniques and use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Secure containment & clear labeling: Store non-hazardous waste in sturdy containers that are designed to prevent leaks, spills, and contamination. Clearly label those containers with appropriate hazard information, including the type of waste and any special handling instructions. Keep waste storage areas clean, organized, and well-maintained to reduce the risk of accidents.
  • Emergency preparedness: Develop and implement emergency response plans for handling spills, leaks, or other incidents involving non-hazardous waste. Train personnel on emergency procedures and provide access to spill response equipment and materials.