nonhazardous

adjective
non·​haz·​ard·​ous | \ ˌnän-ˈha-zər-dəs How to pronounce nonhazardous (audio) \

Definition of nonhazardous

: not hazardous nonhazardous waste a nonhazardous area

Examples of nonhazardous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, one of the new audits faulted the DEQ for allowing drill cuttings and other wastes associated with energy exploration and production to be dumped in landfills permitted only for nonhazardous waste. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, "How did a dead raccoon wind up in Magna’s drinking water?," 18 Aug. 2020 The smoke was quickly determined to be nonhazardous, Maggiolo said. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Where there’s smoke, D.C. firefighters find, there may be a smoke machine," 25 Sep. 2019 The company recycles all its plastic bags and hangers, dry-cleans its clothing with a nonhazardous chemical, and has patented its own eco-friendly garment bag. Erin Quinn-kong, Woman's Day, "Are Your Fast-Fashion Clothes Killing Farmers?," 14 Feb. 2019 Keller Canyon is run by Republic Services, a Fortune 500 company and the country’s second-largest hauler of nonhazardous waste. Kimberly Veklerov, SFChronicle.com, "Pittsburg residents fear city dump tainted with radioactive waste from SF shipyard," 22 June 2018 She was briefly hospitalized as a precaution, but the substance turned out to be nonhazardous. Abigail Van Buren, Houston Chronicle, "Military marriage suffers from frequent separation," 5 June 2018 Savage has announced acquisitions of other companies in recent years, including a hazardous and nonhazardous waste removal company and a company that removes waste coal. Mark Davis, kansascity, "111-year Kansas City employer agrees to merge into Utah conglomerate in private deal | The Kansas City Star," 15 May 2018 She was briefly hospitalized as a precaution, but the substance turned out to be nonhazardous. Abigail Van Buren, Houston Chronicle, "In-laws’ public scorn chips away at man’s confidence," 10 May 2018 Last month, Vanessa Trump opened a letter to her husband containing an unidentified white powder and was briefly hospitalized as a precaution, but the substance turned out to be nonhazardous. Jonathan Lemire And Larry Neumeister, BostonGlobe.com, "Vanessa Trump files for divorce from Donald Trump Jr.," 16 Mar. 2018

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1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonhazardous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonhazardous. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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