This lawsuit filed against Tesla alleges that the company improperly labeled and disposed of waste materials, including diesel fuel, paint materials, lubricating oils, brake fluids, and used lead-acid batteries, which were sent to landfills that do not accept these types of waste. The lawsuit lists nine violations regarding waste handling, including disposal, overall handling, transportation, and employee training. Although Tesla did not admit to any wrongdoing in response to the lawsuit, the company agreed to a settlement and committed to improving its waste handling practices. This includes hiring a third-party auditor to monitor its waste handling over a period of five years.
Tesla also stated that it had already started screening its waste more carefully. The lawsuit also mentions that Tesla is one step away from incorporating its business in Texas. You can find the full complaint document from the hazardous waste suit below, filed last Tuesday.