Toxicity – Solid waste is extracted according to the procedures specified in EPA Method 1311. The extract is prepared according to strict adherence with the procedure specified in the method. Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) extracts are analyzed for individual contaminants by methods. Metals: EPA 6010D.
Hazardous Waste Regulation - Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
Background of RCRA: The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) was enacted as federal law in 1976 and constitutes the primary means for regulating waste materials. The intent of the Act was to address the management of municipal and industrial waste and provide authority to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to define and regulate hazardous waste. EPA has published regulations in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 239-282.
Note: in compliance with EPA regulations, samples that pass TCLP may be disposed of in a landfill.