Frequent Questions

If a large quantity generator (LQG) is to ship waste materials that are not considered hazardous waste because they can be shown to be recycled by being used or reused as effective substitute for the commercial products, is the generator exempt from the m

If a material is being shipped off site for recycling and does not meet the definition of hazardous waste, it is not subject to the hazardous waste manifest requirements under RCRA. The manifest requirements apply to shipments of hazardous waste.

While the RCRA manifest requirements will not apply to such shipments of nonhazardous waste, there may still be Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements. For information about DOT requirements, we suggest you contact the DOT Hazardous Materials Information Center (HMIC) at (800) 467-4922 or EPA

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