Waste Characterization

Waste characterization is the process by which any material is examined for characteristics or constituents of concern for determining the proper means and manner of transportation and disposal within regulatory guidelines. PDC Laboratories analytical methodologies are designed to determine the four regulatory characteristics of hazardous waste: Ignitability (D001), Corrosivity (D002), Reactivity (D003) and Toxicity (D004). These tests can include Metals, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (SVOCs), Pesticides, Herbicides and Cresols.

State regulatory agencies and other disposal companies may require additional constituent analysis before accepting a waste. PDC Laboratories is capable of most analysis as it regards these requirements.

For more information, please contact Lisa Grant at lgrant@pdclab.com or 1-800-752-6651 x1764.