Waste Designation Decision Matrix - Sole Active Ingredient
This matrix is provided as an assistance tool. It cannot be used as a substitute for following applicable city, state, and federal laws.
|Does the discarded or expired chemical product have a sole active ingredient?|
Sole Active Ingredient
An important requirement of this decision is whether or not your discarded chemical product is the "sole active ingredient" of the waste. Examples:
- Your product (a pesticide) has the ingredients listed as: 10% Aldrin and 90% Water. In this case, the product is probably Aldrin as the sole "active" ingredient, so the answer is "yes."
- Your product (a solvent) has the ingredients listed as: 10% Toluene, 30% Acetone, and 60% inactive ingredients. In this case, you have TWO active ingredients, so the answer is "no."