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After you characterize the waste and know if the wastes are incompatible or reactive, select an appropriate container. When selecting a container, consider the amount of waste and type (characteristic) of waste.
First, consider the amount of waste you generate and accumulate. For example, if you produce 20 to 25 gallons of waste, use a 30-gallon drum instead of a 55-gallon drum. On the other hand, you might use a 55-gallon drum for storing contaminated gloves or coveralls.
When selecting the container, make sure that the waste won’t react with the container itself. For example, highly corrosive wastes will react with a steel drum, the drum may fail and cause a waste release.