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Annual Reporting Form Codes

Form codes describe the general physical and chemical characteristics of a hazardous waste. Review the groups and pick the appropriate code.

 

Form Description

Code

Mixed Media/Debris/Devices:  Waste that is a mixture of organic and inorganic wastes, liquid and solid wastes, or devices that are not easily categorizable.

Lab packs from any source NOT containing acute hazardous waste.

W001

Contaminated debris: (see definitionat 40 CFR 268.2(g) and requirements at 40 CFR 268.45): for example certain paper, clothing, rags, wood, empty fiber or plastic containers, glass, piping, other solids.

W002

Lab packs from any source containing acute hazardous waste:  Acute Dangerous Waste codes are: F020-F023, F026, F027, or any P code waste.

W004

Waste pharmaceuticals managed as hazardous waste. W005

Contaminated soil:  Usually from spill clean up, demolition, or remediation; see also W512.

W301

Batteries, battery parts, cores, casings:  Lead-acid or other types.

W309

Filters, solid adsorbents, ion exchange resins, and spent carbon:  Usually from production, intermittent processes, or remediation.

W310

Electrical devices:  Lamps, fluorescent lamps, or thermostats usually containing mercury; CRTs containing lead; etc.

W320

Sediment or lagoon dragout, drilling or other muds:  Wet or muddy soils; see also W301.

W512

Compressed gases of any type.

W801

Inorganic Liquids:  Waste that is primarily inorganic and highly fluid (for example, aqueous), with low suspended inorganic solids and low organic content.

Very dilute aqueous waste containing more than 99% water:  Land disposal restriction defined wastewater that is not exempt under NPDES or POTW discharge.

W101

Spent concentrated acid:  5% or more.

W103

Acidic aqueous wastes less than 5% acid:  Diluted, but pH less than 2.

W105

Aqueous waste containing cyanides:  Generally caustic.

W107

Caustic aqueous waste without cyanides:  pH greater than 12.5.

W110

Other aqueous waste or wastewaters:  Fluid but not sludge.

W113

Waste liquid mercury:  Metallic.

W117

Other inorganic liquid:  Specify in comments.

W119

Organic Liquids:  Waste that is primarily organic and is highly fluid, with low inorganic solids content and low-to-moderate water content.

Still bottoms in liquid form:  Fluid but not sludge.

W200

Concentrated halogenated:  for example, chlorinated solvent.

W202

Concentrated non-halogenated:  for example, non-chlorinated solvent.

W203

Concentrated halogenated/non-halogenated solvent mixture.

W204

Oil-water emulsion or mixture:  Fluid but not sludge.

W205

Waste oil: managed as hazardous waste.

W206

Paint, ink, lacquer, or varnish:  Fluid - not dried out or sludge.

W209

Reactive or polymerizable organic liquids and adhesives:  Fluid but not sludge.

W210

Paint thinner or petroleum distillates.

W211

Other organic liquid:  Specify in comments.

W219

Inorganic Solids:  Waste that is primarily inorganic and solid, with low organic content and low-to-moderate water content; not pumpable.

Ash:  From any type of burning of hazardous waste.

W303

Slags, drosses, and other solid thermal residues.

W304

Metal scale, filings, and scrap:  Including metal drums.

W307

Cyanide or metal cyanide bearing solids, salts, or chemicals.

W312

Metal salts or chemicals not containing cyanides.

W316

Other inorganic solids:  Specify in comments.

W319

Organic Solids:  Waste that is primarily organic and solid, with low-to-moderate inorganic content and water content; not pumpable.

Pesticide solids:  Used or discarded - not contaminated soils - W301.

W401

Solid resins, plastics, or polymerized organics.

W403

Explosives or reactive organic solids.

W405

Dried paint: paint chips, filters, air filters, other W406

Other organic solids:  Specify in comments.

W409

Inorganic Sludges - Waste that is primarily inorganic, with moderate-to-high water content and low organic content; mostly pumpable.

Lime and/or metal hydroxide sludges and solids with no cyanides:  Not contaminated muds - W512.

W501

Gypsum sludges from wastewater treatment or air pollution control.

W503

Other sludges from wastewater treatment or air pollution control.

W504

Metal-bearing sludges (including plating sludge) not containing cyanides.

W505

Cyanide-bearing sludges:  Not contaminated soils - W512.

W506

Other inorganic sludges:  Not contaminated muds - W512; specify in comments.

W519

Organic Sludges - Waste that is primarily organic with low-to-moderate inorganic solids and water content; pumpable.

Oily sludge:  Not contaminated muds - W512.

W603

Paint or ink sludges, still bottoms in sludge form:  Not contaminated muds - W512.

W604

Resins, tars, polymer, or tarry sludge:  Not contaminated muds - W512.

W606

Other organic sludge:  Specify in comments.

W609