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Recordkeeping and TurboWaste

All businesses that generate dangerous waste must keep copies of documents about waste management.  The Annual Dangerous Waste Reporting application, TurboWaste, can assist with meeting recordkeeping requirements. 

Documents that must be available on the premises, on paper or electronically, for five years are:

  • All Annual Dangerous Waste Reports.
  • All manifests for the shipping of hazardous or dangerous waste.
  • All manifest exception reports.
  • Records of testing methods and results for waste designation
  • Accumulation and inspection logs.

On-site access to the TurboWaste reporting system can replace paper copies of all of the following notification or annual report forms:

  • RCRA Site ID Form.
  • Annual Dangerous Waste Reports.

If you do not have Internet access on premises, you will need printed copies to meet record-retention requirements.  Several computers should be on line to assure access.

Related information

Keep Good Records
Transport and Ship Dangerous Waste
Generator recordkeeping is in the Dangerous Waste Regulations at WAC 173-303-210(2).
Facility reporting is in the Dangerous Waste Regulations at WAC 173-303-390(4).

TurboWaste is a reporting tool for the Annual Dangerous Waste Report

Keep Records of Hazardous Waste Activity is an Ecology publication that explains record-keeping as it relates to dangerous-waste activity.

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know (EPCRA) Reporting is a reporting regulation that applies to chemicals and products on site not generated waste.

Manifest Shipments of Hazardous Waste is an Ecology publication about preparing manifests for transporting waste.

Properly Accumulate Hazardous Waste is part of an Ecology series of step-by-step fact sheet for dangerous-waste generators that explains how to properly accumulate hazardous waste