Special Waste Management

Welcome to Waste Connections Special Waste website. Let us help you:
• Identify your non-hazardous special waste management needs
• Understand and interpret federal, state and local regulatory and statutory requirements
• Accurately complete documentation to obtain Special Waste disposal approval, and
• Ensure that your non-hazardous waste is handled properly for disposal

Special waste is defined as: any waste material which, because of its physical, chemical or biological characteristics requires special handling procedures, or poses an unusual threat to the environment, equipment, property, and the public health, welfare and safety.

Generally, special waste can include, but is not limited to:

• Agricultural wastes
• Asbestos containing materials
• Ash from fires, furnaces, boilers, or incinerators
• Auto shredder fluff
• Chemical compounds or petroleum products – new or used
• Contaminated soils and USTs
• Construction and demolition waste – asphalt, brick, brush, concrete, rock, soil, tile, wood, etc.
• Dead animals, animal tissue, animal guano, and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) waste
• Debris and/or residue from spill cleanup work
• Dredged materials
• Drill cuttings and mud
• Industrial process wastes
• Liquid sludge and/or paste type material
• Marine growth
• Non-infectious medical waste
• Off-specification products or outdated products (i.e. food, consumer or industrial products)
• PCB waste (PCB concentration is less than 50 ppm)
• Pharmaceutical wastes
• Pollution control wastes (including biosolids and water treatment sludge)
• RCRA empty containers
• Resource exploration, mining and production wastes
• Solidified liquid wastes
• Spent abrasive and blasting materials
• Treated auto shredder waste
• Treated wood waste