Any waste which by any reason of its physical, chemical, reactive, toxic, flammable, explosive or corrosive characteristics cause danger or is likely to cause danger to health or environment, whether alone or when in contact with other wastes or substances are defined as HAZARDOUS WASTES.

Hazardous Wastes shall be collected, treated, stored and disposed of only in such facilities, which are having a valid authorization from SPCB.

Hazardous Wastes can only be disposed in a scientifically constructed Secured Landfills except waste oils. The Secured Landfills are commonly known as Hazardous Waste Landfills or Engineered Landfills. These facilities are to be developed strictly as per guidelines issued by Central Pollution Control Board for safe disposal of Hazardous Waste.