Characterisitc Waste Codes

The majority of Hazardous Waste generated at Tennessee Tech. meet the criteria for Ignitability, Corrosivity, Reactivity, or Toxicity defined in TDEC Rule 1200-01-11-.02(3)(a-e) [40 CFR Part 261 Subpart C] making them a “Characteristic” Waste unless they are otherwise “listed” in the F, K, P, or U lists.


A waste exhibits the Ignitability characteristic if it:


A waste exhibits the Corrosivity characteristic if it:

D003- Reactivity

A waste exhibits the Reactivity characteristic if it:


Maximum Concentration of Contaminants for the Toxicity Characteristic

EPA Hazardous
Waste Number
Contaminant Regulatory
Level (mg/L)
D004 Arsenic 5.0
D005 Barium 100.0
D018 Benzene 0.5
D006 Cadmium 1.0
D019 Carbon tetrachloride 0.5
D020 Chlordane 0.03
D021 Chlorobenzene 100.0
D022 Chloroform 6.0
D007 Chromium 5.0
D023 Cresol, o- 200.0
D024 Cresol, m- 200.0
D025 Cresol, p- 200.0
D026 Cresol 200.0
D016 2,4-D 10.0
D027 Dichlorobenzene, 1,4- 7.5
D028 Dichloroethane, 1,2- 0.5
D029 Dichloroethylene, 1,1- 0.7
D030 Dinitrotoluene, 2,4- 0.13
D012 Endrin 0.02
D031 Heptachlor (and its epoxide) 0.008
EPA Hazardous
Waste Number
Contaminant Regulatory
Level (mg/L)
D032 Hexachlorobenzene 0.13
D033 Hexachlorobutadiene 0.5
D034 Hexachloroethane 3.0
D008 Lead 5.0
D013 Lindane 0.4
D009 Mercury 0.2
D014 Methoxychlor 10.0
D035 Methyl ethyl ketone 200.0
D036 Nitrobenzene 2.0
D037 Pentrachlorophenol 100.0
D038 Pyridine 5.0
D010 Selenium 1.0
D011 Silver 5.0
D039 Tetrachloroethylene 0.7
D015 Toxaphene 0.5
D040 Trichloroethylene 0.5
D041 2,4,5-Trichlorophenol 400.0
D042 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol 2.0
D017 2,4,5-TP (Silvex) 1.0
D043 Vinyl chloride 0.2