RCRA Hazardous Waste

Warning sign that says 'Caution: Hazardous Waste' next to barrels


Hazardous waste is waste that is dangerous or potentially harmful to our health or the environment. The wastes can be liquid, solid, gas, or sludge. Examples of potential hazardous wastes are discarded commercial products, like cleaning fluids or pesticides, or the by-products of manufacturing processes.

The Division of Water and Waste Management's Hazardous Waste Management Program has the primary responsibility of regulating the management of hazardous waste within the state. This responsibility includes monitoring facilities that generate, treat, store or dispose of hazardous waste for compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements. The program requires permits for certain hazardous waste activities and provides financial assurance to ensure permitted hazardous waste management facilities have adequate financial resources to cover both sudden accidental liability and the long term costs of facility closure. Also, the program conducts technical inspections, investigations and samplings that can support complicated case development as needed to protect human health and the environment. Compliance assistance is offered to hazardous waste generating facilities to help those individuals to understand and comply with state and federal regulatory requirements and to save money through waste minimization.

Contact Us

Julie Wandling, Environmental Resources Program Manager 2
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Water and Waste Management
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x43809
Email: Julie.A.Wandling@wv.gov

Report an Emergency

In the event of a spill or emergency, immediately call (800) 642-3074