At this point in the tour, you know that your school generates hazardous waste and you probably already know a bit about how to store the waste, but then what? How does it get shipped off site to a facility permitted to treat, store or dispose of the waste? The simple answer is that hazardous waste must be shipped under a manifest (i.e., a document that summarizes the history of the shipment beginning with the generator, followed by the transpsorter(s), the facility that handles or treats the waste, and then back to the generator). Certain wastes may not be disposed of in landfills and special notification forms must be prepared for hazardous waste regarding these “land ban” requirements. A detailed discussion on hazardous waste generator classification follows in this section. In addition, it is important to note that some states may have more stringent requirements than the federal requirements for hazardous waste manifesting; consult your state’s environmental regulations for these requirements.
Continue on to learn more about hazardous waste manifesting and land disposal restriction requirements potentially applicable to your campus’ hazardous waste storage facility.