What is a hazardous material?
A hazardous material is any material that, when it escapes its container, could cause harm to life or health, the environment, or property. Examples of hazardous materials include flammable and combustible materials, corrosives, explosives, oxidizers, poisons, materials that react violently with water, radioactive materials, biological materials, etc. Note that a hazardous material is not the same as a toxic waste.

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1. What is a hazardous material?
2. Who regulates the use of hazardous materials in my business?
3. What is a hazardous waste?
4. Who regulates the storage and disposal of hazardous wastes at my business?
5. Are there liabilities in how I dispose of hazardous waste for my business?
6. How do I get rid of household hazardous waste?
7. How do I get rid of hazardous waste from a business?
8. How do I get rid of left-over paint?
9. How do I get rid of waste oil?