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Wastes - Frequent Questions
Can I compost my household food scraps?
How can I use compost as a remediation tool? Where can I find information about composting as a form of treatment of waste?
Do I need a permit to compost food scraps?
How can I start a recycling/composting program in my community?
How do I compost?
I'm a large quantity food generator - can I compost onsite?
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Municipal Solid Waste
Are items designated in the CPG "environmentally preferable" products?
Are paper or plastic shopping bags better for the environment? How about reusable bags versus disposal bags?
Are owners and operators of municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLF) restricted from accepting liquid waste for disposal?
Can leachate from a MSWLF be hazardous if it is not characteristic and there is no possible way it came from a listed waste?
Are there any notification requirements for sending a waste to a MSWLF?
Are there any post-closure care requirements for Subtitle D facilities?
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Non-Hazardous Industrial Waste
Are there alternatives to incineration for treating and disposing of medical waste?
Are there federal regulations for medical waste disposal?
Do other Federal Agencies regulate potentially infectious medical waste?
How does the Industrial Waste Guide and CD-ROM help small businesses?
How much industrial waste is generated?
How is the incineration of medical waste regulated?
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Non-Hazardous Waste Recycling
Are states and local governments required to use EPA?s recycling measurement method?
Am I liable if someone gets sick from food I've donated?
At what point must a determination be made regarding whether a potentially recyclable material is a solid waste?
Can you help me find informational materials (posters, pamphlets, etc.) to encourage participation in recycling and other issues in my community?
Do I have to comply with the entire recycling measurement approach?
How can I find an electronics recycling program?
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