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TRI National Analysis

Non-Production-Related Waste

Non-production-related waste refers to quantities of Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) chemicals disposed of or released, or transferred off site, as the result of one-time events, rather than due to standard production activities. These events may include remedial actions, catastrophic events such as natural disasters, or other one-time events not associated with normal production processes. Non-production-related waste is included in a facility’s total disposal or other releases but is not included in its production-related waste managed. The following graph shows the quantities of non-production-related waste reported to TRI for 2019.

  • For 2019, 551 facilities reported a total of 7.0 million pounds of one-time, non-production-related releases of TRI chemicals. This represents 0.02% of total waste managed in 2019.
  • Non-production-related waste from all facilities was below 35 million pounds every year since 2007, except for 2013 when one facility reported a one-time release of 193 million pounds.

This page was published in January 2021 and uses the 2019 TRI National Analysis dataset made public in TRI Explorer in October 2020.

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