Hazardous Waste

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Hazardous Waste?

By-products of society that can pose a substantial or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly managed. Possesses at least one of four characteristics (ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity), or appears on special EPA lists.

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