Hazardous Waste


HAZARDOUS WASTE

GENERAL INFORMATION

Hazardous Waste (Definition)

Household Hazardous Waste Amnesty Days

Hazardous Waste Permitting

Hazardous Waste Compliance & Enforcement

Cleanup

FEDERAL PROGRAMS

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

CERCLA/Superfund

Hazardous Waste

LAWS & REGULATIONS

MS Hazardous Waste Management Regulations

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) 

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA)

Toxic Substances (TSCA)

MDEQ CONTACTS

EPA ID Numbers- (601) 961-5305
EPA Transporter ID Numbers- (601) 961-5788
Fluorescent Bulb Disposal- (601) 961-5377
Household Hazardous Waste- (601) 961-5220
MS Hazardous Waste Regulations- (601) 961-5220

USEFUL LINKS

Managing Hazardous Waste, a Guide for Small Businesses

User-friendly
Targeted for small quantity generators 
Helps small businesses determine whether they generate hazardous waste
Explains how to:
  • comply with the federal hazardous waste regulations,
  • obtain an EPA identification number(601) 961-5305,
  • manage hazardous waste on site,
  • ship hazardous waste off site,
  • comply with land disposal restrictions, and 
  • conduct good housekeeping.

RCRA Orientation Manual

This manual is designed for those who wish to better understand the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and includes sections on:

Managing solid waste - RCRA Subtitle D;
Managing hazardous waste - RCRA Subtitle C;
Managing underground storage tanks - RCRA Subtitle I;
Miscellaneous statutory provisions;
RCRA and its relationship to other environmental statutes; and
Public participation in the RCRA program.

Universal Waste - Fluorescent Bulbs

This web page provides guidance on the management and disposal of of "universal waste lamps." Examples of common universal waste electric lamps include fluorescent, high intensity discharge, neon, mercury vapor, high pressure sodium, and metal halide lamps. (601) 961-5377

Guide to Hazardous Waste Permitting

MDEQ's Environmental Permits Division (EPD) has developed this guide to hazardous waste permitting.  The information is useful for large quantity generators and small quantity generators, as well as conditionally exempt generators.
Generator
RCRA Post Closure Permit Application
RCRA TSD Permit Application