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RCRA Online Number:14671
Organization of Recipient:United States Senate
Description: The small amounts of contaminants in fertilizers pose a very low risk to human health and environment. Sham recycling of hazardous waste in fertilizers is illegal, but not widespread. Zinc fertilizers made using zinc extracted from hazardous wastes are processed to filter out hazardous contaminants, yielding fertilizers of the same purity and quality as ones produced from virgin sources. Fertilizers made from recycled hazardous waste account for one tenth of one percent of fertilizers used. RCRA regulations have been in place since 1985 for the legitimate use of hazardous waste in fertilizers, but RCRA does not regulate non-waste derived fertilizers. States may have requirements for all types of fertilizers produced (SEE ALSO: 67 FR 48393; 7/24/02).
Regulatory Citation(s) : 261.4(a)(20), 261.4(a)(21), 266.20 EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Hazardous Waste Recycling
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:2
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): NA
Official OSW Policy:No


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