Lastly, mixed wastes are wastes that contain both hazardous as well as radioactive components. Because mixed wastes involve hazardous and radioactive materials, their treatment and disposals vary.
Mixed wastes are identified as one of three types of mixed waste according to the US DOE. They can be low-level mixed waste (LLMW), high-level mixed waste (HLW) and mixed transuranic waste (MTRU).
It’s important to know the proper disposal methods if your company or organization is producing wastes that are deemed hazardous.
Now that you know all of the types of wastes, their categorizations/classifications and examples of each, be sure you’re treating their removal properly.