Treated Wood Illegal in Garbage & Drains Hazardous Waste The history of the change in regulation can be found at the end of this update. Treated Wood Waste (TWW) is now accepted at the following local disposal sites: Paso Robles Landfill under a DTSC issued TTW Variance Permit TWW Paso Robles Landfill Notice of Acceptance and Conditions. Chicago Grade Landfill under the following guidelines. California TWW disposal sites with DTSC variances can be found here. DTSC will post an active list of the landfills that have requested a variance. Subscribe to the 2021 E-List to receive email notifications regarding DTSC’s efforts to issue variances. February 19 – Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) held a ZOOM webinar about the variance application process. Presentation slides can be found here. February 19 – At the conclusion of the webinar, DTSC began accepting variance applications from All six applicant categories (Variance Webpage – The reimbursement payment schedule can be found at the end of Step 2) FAQ Link: Treated Wood Waste (TWW) Frequently Asked Questions | Department of Toxic Substances Control (ca.gov) HistoryAs of January 1, 2021, California’s rules regarding treated wood waste were changed and are now subject to the full set of hazardous waste regulations, which includes disposal in a Class 1 hazardous waste landfill. Note: The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has indicated that the sunset of the statute and repeal of the alternative management standards for treated wood waste will significantly impact the management of treated wood waste, imposing significant additional regulatory requirements on treated wood waste which have not been required for many years. Thus DTSC intends to issue temporary variances to allow treated wood waste to continue to be managed pursuant to the alternative management standards and disposed of in composite-lined landfills. Landfills that wish to accept treated wood waste will be required to apply for and fund a variance with DTSC. Management of Treated Wood Waste in California Treated Wood Waste Frequently Asked Questions More questions? Call Rizgar Ghazi, Acting Deputy Director DTSC Phone: 916-825-3078 Email: [email protected] Never Burn Treated Wood Chemicals such as creosote are used when treating wood, which creates toxic ash and emissions when burned. These particles lodge in soil and groundwater and take many years to break down, so never burn wood if you think it has been treated. Take Care With Sawdust Avoid breathing in sawdust from treated wood, and do not add it to compost or scatter on the ground. Ways to Reduce Choose a Different Wood Redwood and cedar are both naturally pest-resistant. Suppliers are also starting to offer more non-toxic treated wood options. Ways to Reuse Repurpose for New Project Certain types of wood products can be reused in a variety of ways. Find out how to repurpose your wood product.