Solid Waste Analysis
Before a material can be classified as a hazardous waste, it must first be a solid waste.
If materials are solid waste, they’re potentially subject to hazardous waste regulation. Solids analysis for regulatory programs is performed using the USEPA methods compendium SW-846, which generally fall under State programs derived from the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). RCRA is the only methods compendium that accommodates the analysis of solid matrices and is generally used to assess damage to natural resources (groundwater and soil) and characterize wastes prior to disposal.
The USEPA encourages individual users to modify SW-846 analysis to accommodate the specific situation being addressed thus NWDLS has modified their methods to meet the needs of our customers.
Not sure what to test for? Need assistance interpreting your results? Visit the following EPA website to best determine what parameters are right for you and how to proceed once you receive your results. http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/