Hazardous Waste Pick-up

Hazardous Waste Container Quick Guide

Below are 10 types of hazardous waste containers that are approved for use according to Federal and State guidelines. These are the only containers that should be used to store and transport hazardous waste.  All of these containers can be obtained from the EHS office by submitting a Hazarous Waste Pick -Up form or submitting a Facilities Services work order.  

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Five gallon capacity, semi-transparent, with a gasketed 2 3/8 inch diameter screw on lid. Commonly used for accumulating liquid hazardous wastes where the lid must be removed and replaced to add wastes over a period of time.

5 gallon plastic carboy

Five gallon capacity, with an open top (11 3/8 inch diameter) and a removable, screw on lid with an o-ring seal. They are commonly used for accumulating solid hazardous wastes where the lid must be removed and replaced to add wastes over a period of time.

                                                                                         5 gallon plastic open top container

 

One gallon capacity jug with a 1 3/16 inch diameter screw on lid. Commonly used for accumulation of liquids.

                         one gallon plastic jug

 Half gallon capacity jug with a 1 3/16 inch diameter screw on lid. Commonly used for accumulation of liquids.

                                                                                                                      half gallon plastic jug

Secondary containment tray. Approximate dimensions are 20 in. L x 15in. W x 7in. H.

deep plastic tray

 

Secondary containment tray. 20in. L x 15in. W x 5in. H

 

                                                               shallow tray

All of the above containers are made of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE).

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6 gallon step can for accumulation of flammable solids. 

red flammable solid step can

30 gallon HDPE tight head drum.  They are commonly used for accumulation of corrosive liquids. 



 

 

 

 

 

 

55 gallon steel tight head drum.  Commonly used for the accumulation of flammable and other non-corrosive liquids. 

                                                                                             

 

55 gallon steel open head drums. Used for the accumulation of non-corrosive solids or liquids. They are often used to contain absorbent materials used in the clean-up of spilled liquids.