Hazardous Waste Variations by State Matrix

Updated: October 2021

Complying with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) hazardous waste requirements requires retailers to understand the federal requirements as well as the variations in state requirements. The compliance matrix provides an overview of key hazardous waste regulatory variations to help retailers identify certain state requirements and how they differ from the federal requirements.

EPA Universal Waste State-Specific Information     

The overview provided in this table is for informational purposes only. Because of the summary nature of the table, it cannot capture all the nuances of the relevant regulations. It may therefore be important to consult the regulations directly and/or to seek legal advice on particular issues as they may arise.

  • Gray: Not authorized for RCRA. Federal rules apply
  • Blue: Same as federal rules
  • Orange: Minor variation from federal rules
  • Green: Considerable additional requirements
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Hazardous Waste Matrix

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