Hazardous waste is regulated by the federal government and can be found in
Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR), Parts 260 to 271. The State of Florida
has adopted by reference portions of the federal regulations into its Florida Administrative
Hazardous waste is identified by one of two ways. Your waste is considered hazardous
if it can be found on lists published in the
Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR Part 261).
If your waste cannot be identified on one of the hazardous waste lists, it still might be
hazardous because it exhibits one or more characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity,
reactivity or toxicity.
In general, hazardous waste generators are broken into three categories based
upon the quantity of hazardous waste generated per month.
Click on the category that you think applies to you:
Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)
Ensuring that hazardous wastes are handled in accordance with Federal and State rules
and laws is the responsibility of the Compliance and Enforcement Sub-Section of the DEP. This group
interacts with the public and with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) branch of the
Federal EPA to develop policies and guidance, to provide compliance assistance to the public and the
regulated community, and to enforce the laws regulating the handling of hazardous waste. RCRA