Skip to Content
Questions or Comments:

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

This 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.

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) was established in 1976. It gave the EPA authority to regulate hazardous waste from generation to disposal. Included in this are transportation, treatment, storage, and ultimate disposal. In 1984, amendments to RCRA known as the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) were implemented. These RCRA amendments required phasing out land disposal of hazardous waste.

Return to the matrix.