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How to Identify Management Method Codes

Management Method Codes are codes developed by EPA to describe the hazardous waste management system used to treat or dispose of a hazardous waste. The specific codes are organized into four broad categories:

  • Reclamation and Recovery
  • Destruction or Treatment Prior to Disposal at Another Site
  • Disposal
  • Storage/Transfer Off Site

Examples of specific Management Method Codes include:

  • H020 - solvents recovery
  • H040 - incineration, thermal destruction other than use as a fuel
  • H132 - landfill or surface impoundment that will be closed as a landfill

Waste management is the systemic control of the collection, source separation, storage, transportation, processing, treatment, recovery, or disposal of hazardous waste.