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Wastes - Frequent Questions
Can I compost my household food scraps?
How do I compost?
How can I start a recycling/composting program in my community?
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 do I keep food scraps from freezing to the collection containers?
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Municipal Solid Waste
Are items designated in the CPG "environmentally preferable" products?
Are owners and operators of municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLF) restricted from accepting liquid waste for disposal?
Are paper or plastic shopping bags better for the environment? How about reusable bags versus disposal bags?
Are there any notification requirements for sending a waste to a MSWLF?
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 post-closure care requirements for Subtitle D facilities?
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Non-Hazardous Industrial Waste
Are there federal regulations for medical waste disposal?
Are there alternatives to incineration for treating and disposing of medical waste?
Do other Federal Agencies regulate potentially infectious medical waste?
How was the Industrial Waste Guide developed?
How should medical sharps be disposed?
How much industrial waste is generated?
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Non-Hazardous Waste Recycling
Am I liable if someone gets sick from food I've donated?
Are states and local governments required to use EPA?s recycling measurement method?
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?
How can I find an electronics recycling program?
Do I have to comply with the entire recycling measurement approach?
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