Waste Designation Decision Matrix - Excluded from RCRA
This matrix is provided as an assistance tool. It cannot be used as a substitute for following applicable city, state, and federal laws.
|Is your waste excluded from RCRA? Review the exclusions in 40 CFR 261.4(a)(1)-(22) .|
The law has provisions allowing for exclusions to certain waste streams. It is in your best interest to know some of the more common ones:
- Household wastes. Individual households do NOT have to make a waste determination.
- Used oil and used oil filters.
- Excluded scrap metal and circuit boards that are being recycled.
- Domestic and Industrial wastewater discharges. These are regulated under the Clean Water Act.
- Universal Wastes
There are plenty more. But remember, exclusions are tricky. When they apply and when they do not apply are often subjective. Be careful when applying exclusions.