Waste Designation Decision Matrix - F and K Listed Wastes
This matrix is provided as an assistance tool. It cannot be used as a substitute for following applicable city, state, and federal laws.
The F and K Lists
The EPA identified certain processes that were notorious for producing hazardous wastes. The general, or nonspecific sources, are on the F list. The best, or most common example is solvents (Acetone is F003). Production wastes, from specific sources, carry K list codes. These are very specific (and relatively rare) waste streams, such as the dust from the production of steel in an electric furnace (K061).
Make a note of the appropriate code for the waste you have for use later in the decision matrix.
To determine if additional waste codes apply