March 14, 2017

EPA Releases 2015 Biennial Report Results

If you are interested in the total quantity of hazardous waste generated, managed, shipped, and received in the United States and those who conducted such generation, management, shipment, and receiving, EPA’s Biennial Report Summary site is the place for you. There you can find all the details of the U.S. hazardous waste management industry for every reporting year from the most recent (2015) all the way back to 2001.

The Biennial Report Summary site allows the user to examine the statistics for each state and territory and drill down to individual sites managing hazardous waste. For example, the user can quickly determine that a Chocolate Bayou, Texas plant generated the most hazardous waste in the country in 2015: 3,801,894 tons. EPA has arranged the site to allow the data to be accessed by NAICS code, management methods, and hazardous waste type and properties. Data for sites that are recycling hazardous waste, as well as the quantity of hazardous waste recycled nationally and in each state, are also available. This site contains some very interesting information—check it out!


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