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Marking and labeling of containers
  • Each container of hazardous waste must be marked with the words “Hazardous Waste.” Each container of hazardous waste (including tanks, drip pads, containment buildings) must be marked with the words “Hazardous Waste.” In addition, include the date the waste began accumulating. Also include an indication of the hazards of the contents of the container.

Note: When the company is ready to ship the waste offsite for disposal, the company must add the applicable waste codes.

How to indicate the hazards of the waste on the label

  1. There are several different ways to indicate the hazards of the waste. These include: Identifying the applicable hazardous waste characteristic(s): ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, and toxicity;
  2. Using a hazard statement or pictogram consistent with Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Hazard Communication Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200.
  3. Using standard Department of Transportation (DOT) markings for labeling or placarding at 49 CFR Part 172, Subparts E and F;
  4. Using a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) chemical hazard label; or
  5. Using another widely understood industry marking.