If you are involved with renovation, demolition or building construction, it is likely your company has construction and demolition (C&D) debris that it will need to properly dispose. Most construction debris is non-hazardous, however there are (3) items that contain hazardous components that are regulated by the state of Florida and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
First, to be considered hazardous waste, a material must be classified as solid waste. Solid waste consists of garbage, sludge, solids, liquids and other materials. To be classified as hazardous waste it must be known to be harmful to the environment and human health.
The three hazardous waste are:
- Non-specific source wastes, such as solvents generated by several different industries.
- Specific source wastes, wastes from specifically identifies industries
- Discarded commercial chemical products can include container residuals, active ingredients that have spilled or are unused and run-odd.