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These pages provide information on the hazardous waste laws and regulations that generally apply to facilities engaged in scrap metal recycling. Scrap metal recycling facilities include feeder yards, dismantlers, and facilities with a metal crusher, baler, or shredder. Metal shredding facilities, which use special shredding techniques and equipment to process end-of-life vehicles, appliances, and other forms of scrap metal, are a unique subset of scrap metal recycling facilities. DTSC initiated an evaluation of metal shredding facilities to ensure that their treatment of metal shredder waste is adequately protective of human health and the environment. For more information about this initiative, please see DTSC’s Metal Shredding Facilities and Wastes (Implementation of SB 1249) webpage.


Hazardous Waste Requirements


State Regulatory Oversight


Additional Resources

This web page is intended to be guidance only and it does not supersede or implement laws or regulations. The information in this advisory is intended solely as guidance and as educational reference material and should not be considered enforceable or regulatory in nature. Reference in this web site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of California, or its employees or agents.