Hazardous Waste Characterization

What is Hazardous Waste Characterization?

Proper management of hazardous waste is essential to protecting the environment. Wastes may be classified as hazardous wastes if they exhibit the following characteristics: Ignitability, Corrosivity, Reactivity, and Toxicity. A&B Labs offers Hazardous Waste characterization to help clients determine if waste is classified as hazardous for disposal purposes. Our analysts use USEPA SW-846 methods which are specific for waste characterization. The Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) is a method commonly performed by A&B Labs that identifies hazardous wastes they may leach into the environment.


Hazardous Waste Characterization


  • TCLP Metals
  • TCLP Volatile Organics
  • TCLP Semivolatile Organics
  • TCLP Pesticides
  • TCLP Herbicides


  • Reactive Cyanide
  • Reactive Sulfide
  • pH
  • Ignitability