What Are The Types Of RCRA Listed Wastes?
Hazardous wastes are RCRA listed as such because they are known to harm human health and the environment when improperly managed. These hazardous wastes are categorized into four different lists, F, K, P, and U lists.
F List – The F list designates certain wastes produced from common industrial or manufacturing operations. Since these operations can occur in different localities of each industry, these are wastes from non-specific sources.
K List – This list describes certain wastes from known sources and specific industries, like treatment wastewater or pesticide manufacturing. Certain wastes such as sludge and wastewaters derived from processes in these industries can be described as source-specific wastes.
P List – The P-list includes pharmaceuticals, discarded chemicals, and pesticides. This list encompasses all acute hazardous waste which is subject to stricter generator accumulation requirements.
U List – This list is nearly identical to the P list, however, U-listed wastes are considered to be less toxic than P-listed wastes.