Each department and individual who generates hazardous wastes is responsible for ensuring that those wastes are accumulated, stored, and disposed of in a safe and legal manner.
The procedures below, and contained in SPPM 5.68, will help generators in identifying requirements applicable to their wastes. Any generator can also contact EHS at 372-7163 for assistance.
In order to properly manage their wastes, generators must be familiar with requirements for:
- Waste containers
- Waste container labeling
- Satellite Accumulation
- Reporting Wastes for Disposal
Note: Based on legal definitions, “storage” of hazardous wastes must not occur in WSU Tri-Cities laboratories. “Storage” is only permissible in the 180-day storage areas managed by EHS. When conducted properly, in accordance with the guidance below, “accumulation” of wastes will occur in laboratories, which does not qualify as “storage”.