February 15, 2023

EPA Releases 2021 Biennial Report Results

The 2021 biennial report results are now available and show hazardous waste generation increased 5% from 2019 to a total of 36.7 million tons in 2021. The site provides summary data by state, territory, or EPA region. Data can also be accessed by industry (NAICS code), management methods (including recycling), and hazardous waste type and properties. Users may even look at data for individual sites managing hazardous waste.

Biennial reporting data is collected via EPA Form 8700-13 or state equivalents and includes waste generation and management information from large quantity generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. The filings are submitted by March 1 of each even-numbered year and are based on data collected for the previous odd-numbered year. Small quantity generators are not required to submit biennial reports.

Effective January 1, 2023, there will be four new management method codes and one code will be deactivated. You can review the changes in RCRA Subtitle C Reporting Instructions and Forms.


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