Understanding the EPA Guide for Industrial Waste Management

Through the Guide for Industrial Waste Management, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides guidance for facility managers, state and tribal regulators, the public, and others with recommendations and tools to better address the management of land-disposed, non-hazardous industrial waste.

The EPA defines non-hazardous industrial waste as “waste generated from processes associated with the production of goods and products, such as electric power generation and manufacturing of materials such as pulp and paper, iron and steel, glass, and concrete.” The EPA also proposes laws and regulations regarding industrial waste that stress the proper disposal of industrial waste.