Certain additional standards may apply to treated wood once it is under the authority of the disposal operator or facility. Parties needing to dispose of treated wood material are cautioned to be sure they are aware of any state or local requirements that may exceed the federal standards. The handler of the treated wood waste is responsible for legal compliance and should review the laws applicable to treated wood material and discuss any handling concerns with the appropriate agency.
Treated wood waste in any form (waste or not) cannot be open burned. The Health and Safety Code requires that treated wood waste be managed in a specified manner. Some of the requirements are:
DISCLAIMER: The LSU AgCenter believes this guidance to be based on current information and is intended for general informational purposes. The information contained herein should not be construed as a recommendation to violate any federal, state or municipal law, rule or regulation, and any party using or disposing of pressure treated wood products should review all such laws, rules or regulations prior to using or disposing of treated wood. As with any pesticide product, the label is the law.
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