Treated wood” (TWW) means wood that has been treated with a chemical preservative for purposes of protecting the wood against attacks from insects, microorganisms, fungi, and other environmental conditions that can lead to decay of the wood, and the chemical preservative is registered pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. [HSC 25230.1(c)
Alternative Management Standards (AMS) for TWW:
- Do not burn, chip, scavenge, or mix with other non-TWW wastes.
- Minimal cutting, breaking, or sawing is allowed. Planning, grinding, drilling, chipping, sanding, shredding, mulching or other mechanical handling is not allowed.
-Label each pile/container as
- TREATED WOOD WASTE -Do not burn or scavenge.
- Treated Wood Waste Handler Name and Address: (with your company’s name and address
- Accumulation Date (fill in date you started putting wood in the container)
-Prevent contact with the soil during accumulation
-Accumulate no longer than 180 days from the date you started generating TWW or received from another handler.
-Maintain records of shipment of TWW to disposal facility.
-Document training. Specifically address identifying and segregating TWW, safe handling procedures, familiarity with AMS, and proper disposal procedures
-Approved landfills receiving TWW shall submit a semiannual report to Department of Toxic Substance Control.
-Lists of approved TWW disposal locations and transfer sites.