Waste Designation Decision Matrix - Media or Debris Containing Hazardous Waste
Environmental media and geological debris (rock, dirt, etc.) are NOT solid wastes in their natural setting since they have not been abandoned or discarded.
Since they are not solid wastes, they are not a hazardous waste unless they are expressly listed (as is the case with "U" and "P" listed waste) or they "contain" a listed waste ("F" or "K" listed waste).
Media/debris that "contains" a listed waste must be managed as a hazardous waste