This section helps businesses understand the requirements for managing
dangerous waste. It covers the most common issues and questions. If you
have further questions, contact us.
What is Dangerous Waste? Learn about dangerous waste and common business activities that generate it.
Dangerous Waste Basics Videos and resources to get you started managing dangerous waste.
Label Dangerous Waste
discusses requirements and offers free
labels for download.
Appropriate Containers for Dangerous Waste
discusses proper containers and container management.
Containers with dangerous waste must be closed, except when adding or removing waste.
Secondary Containment is required to prevent spills of liquid dangerous wastes from escaping into the environment.
Storage and Accumulation has more about
regular accumulation limits.
Satellite Accumulation Areas allow for
temporary storage of dangerous waste near a processing area.
Dispose addresses the waste generator’s responsibilities for proper disposal.
Recycle describes the exclusions and exemptions allowed for proper recycling of dangerous waste and the requirements for recycling facilities.
Keep Good Records describes which
records inspectors will expect.
Transport and Ship Dangerous Waste
explains about manifests and packing.
Plan for Dangerous Waste Emergencies
addresses business requirements for planning.
Spills addresses prevention, clean up and
Site Inspections describes what you can
expect in a dangerous waste compliance inspection.
Hazardous Waste and Used Oil Facilities
are companies and agencies in Washington can treat, store, dispose or
recycle hazardous waste (TSDR) or process used oil.
describes common materials that may or not be dangerous waste.
Laws & Rules links to the regulations
cited in this waste-management guidance.
Which Rules Apply?
discusses generator status. How much waste you produce dictates which rules
you must follow.
Dangerous Waste Generators in Washington is a
handy guide to which rules apply to each type of generator.
Pollution Prevention Resources by Industry Type
offers ideas for business sectors to reduce dangerous waste and save money.
Generator Checklist contains a checklist
to help you determine whether your business produces dangerous wastes and
summarizes your responsibilities if you do.
Hazardous Waste: More
Common Than You Think identifies some types of businesses
that generate dangerous waste and gives examples of the different categories
of hazardous/ dangerous waste. It also offers suggestions about reducing and
recycling dangerous waste.
: Hazardous Waste is
waste that is listed or defined under the Federal Resources
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), also called RCRA waste.
Dangerous Waste is
Hazardous Waste plus Washington-state-only waste. Dangerous Waste and Hazardous
Waste are used
almost interchangeably, but Dangerous Waste is the preferred term in Washington