Hazardous Waste

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Hazardous Waste

A type of waste that poses a threat to the environment or individuals living in the environment. It is also referred to as “solid” waste, although this term does not describe its physical form. Hazardous waste can just as easily come in liquid or gas form, and possesses common traits such as ignitibility, reactivity and toxicity. This type of waste cannot be disposed of through usual means and often requires a trained professional to oversee its safe and responsible disposal.