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Waste Designation Decision Matrix - Advanced Topics

This page is the waste designation decision matrix provided by the Small Business and Local Government Assistance program to aid businesses in deciding how certain wastes must be handled.

Although the Matrix is relatively comprehensive of the rules that govern whether or not a waste is hazardous or not, there are complicated concepts, exceptions, and policies that could affect your waste classification. Review the following information to determine if any of these concepts, exceptions, and policies apply to your waste.

Unfortunately, all the aforementioned rules and policies are often subject to interpretation. When attempting to apply these topics, please contact TCEQ. Our Small Business and Local Government Assistance section offers free, confidential help to small businesses and local governments working to comply with state environmental regulations. Call us at (800) 447-2827 or visit our webpage at .