A general overview about the actual management and processing of hazardous waste in Germany and Brazil is presented in this paper. Emphasis has been given to the new technologies and practices adopted in both countries, with a comparison of the legislation, standards and natural trends. The case studies of two large industrial hazardous waste sites are described in detail: ZVSMM - Zweckverband Sondermull Entsorgung Mittelfranken at Schwabach in Germany and CETREL Industrial Landfill and Incineration Unit at Camaçarí - Brazil.

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