Ignitable Wastes

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Ignitable wastes are wastes that can easily catch on fire and sustain combustion. Wastes are considered ignitable when they exhibit any of the following characteristics:

  • Liquid, other than an aqueous solution with less than 24% alcohol by volume, with a flashpoint below 140 F (60 C) as determined by flashpoint testing.
  • A non-liquid that is capable, under STP, of causing fire through friction, absorption of moisture or spontaneous chemical changes and, when ignited, burns so vigorously and persistently that it creates a hazard. Non-liquids are more difficult to test.
  • Ignitable compressed gas
  • Oxidizer


Title 22 CCR 66261.21
49 CFR 173.300 (as amended September 30, 1982)
49 CFR 173.151 as amended May 31, 1979