OAR 340-093-0190
Wastes Requiring Special Management


The following wastes require special handling or management practices, and shall not be deposited at a solid waste disposal site unless special provisions for such disposal are included in a Special Waste Management Plan pursuant to OAR 340-094-0040 (Operating Criteria)(11)(b)(J) or 340-095-0020 (Operating Criteria)(3)(j), or their disposal is otherwise approved by the Department:


Agricultural Wastes. Residues from agricultural practices shall be recycled, utilized for productive purposes or disposed of in a manner not to cause vector creation or sustenance, air or water pollution, public health hazards, odors, or nuisance conditions;


Construction and Demolition Materials. Due to the unusually combustible nature of construction and demolition materials, construction and demolition landfills or landfills incorporating large quantities of combustible materials shall be designed and operated to prevent fires and the spread of fires, in accordance with engineering or operations plans required by OAR 340, divisions 93 through 96. Equipment shall be provided of sufficient size and design to densely compact the material to be included in the landfill;


Oil Wastes. More than 25 gallons of petroleum-bearing wastes such as used oil filters, oil-absorbent materials, suspended solids that have settled to the bottom of the tank (tank bottoms) or oil sludges shall not be placed in any disposal site unless all recoverable liquid oils are removed and special provisions for handling and other special precautions are included in the facility’s approved plans and specifications and operations plan to prevent fires and pollution of surface or groundwaters. See also OAR 340-093-0040 (Prohibited Disposal)(3)(a), Prohibited Disposal;


Infectious Wastes. All infectious wastes must be managed in accordance with ORS 459.386 (Definitions for ORS 459.386 to 459.405) to 459.405 (Transport of infectious waste):


Pathological wastes shall be treated by incineration in an incinerator which complies with the requirements of OAR 340-025-0850 to 340-025-0905 unless the Department determines:
The disposal cost for incineration of pathological wastes generated within the individual wasteshed exceeds the average cost by 25 percent for all incinerators within the State of Oregon which comply with the requirements of OAR 340-025-0850 to 340-025-0905; or the generator is unable to contract with any incinerator facility within the State of Oregon due to lack of incinerator processing capacity; and
The State Health Division of the Oregon Department of Human Resources has prescribed by rule requirements for sterilizing “cultures and stocks,” and this alternative means of treatment of the pathological waste is available.


Sharps. Sharps may be treated by placing them in a leak-proof, rigid, puncture-resistant, red container that is taped closed or tightly lidded to prevent loss of the contents. Sharps contained within containers which meet these specifications may be disposed of in a permitted municipal solid waste landfill without further treatment if they are placed in a segregated area of the landfill;


Medical Waste. Medical waste other than infectious waste as defined by ORS 459.386 (Definitions for ORS 459.386 to 459.405) or hazardous wastes as defined by ORS 466.055 (Criteria for new facility) may be disposed of without special treatment in municipal solid waste landfills permitted by the Department if such disposal is not prohibited in the permit.


Asbestos. Wastes containing asbestos shall be disposed of pursuant to OAR 340-248;


Abrasive Blast Media Containing Pesticides. Waste described in OAR 340-101-0040 (Wastes Requiring Special Management)(1) may be disposed of at a solid waste landfill if the site meets the design criteria of 40 CFR 258.40 for new municipal solid wastes landfill units;


Pesticide Treated Wood. Waste described in OAR 340-101-0040 (Wastes Requiring Special Management)(2) may be disposed of at a solid waste landfill if the site meets the design criteria of 40 CFR 258.40 for new municipal solid waste landfill units.


Incinerator ash. Ash from domestic energy recovery facilities and from domestic solid waste incinerator disposal sites shall be disposed of at an ash monofill permitted by the Department. Such a monofill must meet standards in 40 CFR 258 and OAR 340, division 94.


Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). Wastes containing polychlorinated biphenyls shall be disposed of pursuant to OAR 340, division 110.

Source: Rule 340-093-0190 — Wastes Requiring Special Management, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=340-093-0190.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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