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Hazardous Waste Pick-up Procedure

General Procedures

When requesting a hazardous waste pick-up the generator shall:

  • Verify that a correct hazardous waste determination has been conducted.
  • Complete a Hazardous Waste Removal - Department Checklist (Figure IV-1).
  • Complete a Hazardous Waste Removal Request form (Figure IV-2) and submit it to the Hazardous Materials Manager with a copy of the completed Department Checklist.
  • Follow up with the Hazardous Materials Manger to ensure that the hazardous waste is removed from a satellite area within three days of the accumulation start date and that no waste is accumulated on site for greater than 90 days from the date it is generated.

The generator must initiate a request for a hazardous waste pick-up. Usually when the total accumulated volume of waste in the satellite area approaches 55 gallons of hazardous waste or one quart of acutely hazardous waste. All accumulated waste must be removed from the satellite area within three days of reaching these volume limits. However, it will be Clemson University’s procedure to pick up waste immediately after generation and upon demand.

NO HAZARDOUS WASTE SHALL BE DISCARDED IN GENERAL REFUSE, THROUGH WASTEWATER DRAINS, BY BURNING, BURIAL, SALE, GIVEAWAY, OR ANY ROUTE OTHER THAN THAT PROVIDED BY CONTRACT WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICE THROUGH THE HAZARDOUS WASTE OFFICER.

CHEMICAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENTS IS ENCOURAGED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGER AND/OR THE CHEMICAL HYGIENE OFFICER.

Categorizing Hazardous Waste

The generator shall assign the hazards associated to each waste stream at the time of generation. The Hazardous Materials Manager and/or the generator shall assign the EPA hazardous waste code(s) to each waste stream at the time the waste enters the Central Accumulation Point or other Accumulation Point. The following hazard codes shall be used to indicate the class or type of waste:

Ignitable Waste

D001- see Figure II-6 (and check the F-list)

Corrosive Waste

D002- see Figure II-7

Reactive Waste

D003- see Figure II-8

Toxicity Characteristic Waste

See Figure II-9 (D-List)

Acute Hazardous Waste

See appendix A the P-List (also check F-List)

Toxic Waste

See appendix A the U-List

Non RCRA regulated

NR (all waste hazardous materials not falling under an above category but destined for disposal or recycling)

 

Ignitable, corrosive, reactive and toxicity characteristic wastes are those hazardous wastes identified by the characteristics outlined in 40 CFR 261 Subpart C. The hazardous waste “lists” are found in 40 CFR 261.31, .32 and .33

 

Preparing Hazardous Waste Removal Request

The generator to request a hazardous waste pick-up shall follow the following procedures:

Append one copy to the Department Checklist and attach paperwork to the associated hazard waste.