EPA issues guidance on solvents in the workplaces

Resource explains hazardous waste regulations, assists with proper disposal of substances

Posted July 13, 2016

EPA issued a guide on how to determine if solvents that can no longer be used in the workplace are hazardous waste.

Workers use solvents every day in industrial, commercial, and other non-residential settings. Many of these solvents become hazardous wastes when they can no longer be used for their intended purpose and are discarded. A hazardous waste must be managed safely from its point of generation through recycling or disposal.

The purpose of EPA’s guide is to make individuals who use and discard solvents aware of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste regulations and assist them in making correct hazardous waste determinations for solvents.


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