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Re: RV: labs toxic waste criteria



Yes, the EPA does identify certain lab wastes as hazardous. In a nutshell,
wastes that meet one of four characteristics (ignitability, corrosivity, 
toxicity, or reactivity) or can be found in specific EPA lists (F, K, P & U lists) are hazardous wastes. Regulatory guidance is found in 40 Code of Federal
Regulations, part 261. 

A very useful publication written specifically to answer questions like
yours is The American Chemical Society's Waste Management Manual for
Laboratory Personnel. Contact the ACS at 1155 16th St NW, Washington D.C. 20036.
Andy Murphy