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Module 2 – Hazardous waste guidelines: Landfill waste acceptance criteria and landfill classification

Publication date:  May 2004
Publication reference number:  ME 510

This guide outlines a nationally consistent approach to the disposal of waste to landfills. Module 2 of the Hazardous Waste Guidelines outlines a nationally consistent approach to the disposal of hazardous waste to landfills. This module provides:

  • waste acceptance criteria for two classes of landfills (Class A and Class B), including concentration limits covering a greater range of contaminants than those currently specified in the US EPA Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) list
  • a landfill classification system
  • a definition of liquid waste
  • a list of prohibited wastes
  • flowcharts clearly outlining the waste acceptance and landfill classification process
  • model resource consent conditions for Class A and Class B landfills.