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Environmental Health & Safety. Hazardous Waste Management Training. Instructor Michael P. Huyter CalPoly-Pomona 3801 West Temple Ave Pomona, CA 91768 Work ph 909-869-3230 Cell ph 951-733-6144 Fax 909-869-4698 E-mail Outline. What is a Hazardous Waste

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Environmental Health & Safety

Hazardous Waste Management Training


Michael P. Huyter


3801 West Temple Ave

Pomona, CA 91768

Work ph 909-869-3230

Cell ph 951-733-6144

Fax 909-869-4698


  • What is a Hazardous Waste
  • Completing a Hazardous waste tracking form / label
  • Accumulation and Management
  • Storage / Satellite Accumulation
  • Waste Pick – Up (s)
  • Other Hazardous Waste Categories
    • Treated Wood Waste
    • Universal Waste (Includes E-Waste)
  • Contact for additional information
what is a hazardous waste
What is a Hazardous Waste?
  • Waste classification laws are divided throughout many sections of four laws/codes (the United States Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, the California Health and Safety Code, and the California Code of Regulations
  • The term “Waste” means; any form of liquid, semi-liquid, solid, or gaseous material which no longer serves the purpose for which it was originally intended and is not excluded by law. Waste is legally defined in Title 22 California Code of Regulations(CCR) section 66261.2
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“Hazardous Waste” is a waste which could potentially threaten human health or the environment. Hazardous Waste is defined in Title 22 CCR section 66261.3. This includes waste which exhibit one of four hazardous characteristics:

Ignitability (flammability)


Reactivity (oxidizer)

Toxicity (poison)

Note: The us of an Material Safety Data Sheet will assist in determining if a substance is a hazardous waste.

Contact EH&S for assistance in identifying hazardous waste.

What is a Hazardous Waste?
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What is a Hazardous Waste?
  • A waste exhibits the characteristic of Ignitability (flammability) if it:
    • has a flash point less than 60 C (140 F).
    • is a solid capable of causing fire through friction, absorption of moisture/water or spontaneous chemical change
    • It is an oxidizer as defined in 49 CFR Section 173.151
    • It is an ignitable compressed gas as defined in 49 CFR section 173.000.
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What is a Hazardous Waste?
  • A waste exhibits the characteristic of Corrosively if it is:
    • aqueous and has a PH less than or equal to 2 or greater than or equal to 12.5
    • corrodes steel at a rate greater than 6.35 mm (0.250 inch) per year
    • Solid when mixed with an equivalent weight of water has a PH less than or equal to 2 or greater than or equal to 12.5.
  • A waste exhibits the characteristic of Reactivity (e.g. Oxidizer) if it is:
    • Normally unstable
    • Reacts violently with water/moisture
    • Forms an explosive mixture with water
    • Generates toxic gases when mixed with water
    • Capable of detonation when subject to a strong initiating force
    • Readily capable of detonation or explosive decomposition or reaction at a standard temperature andpressure.
A waste exhibits the characteristic of Toxicity (e.g. poison) if it:

Contains a listed carcinogen at a concentration greater than or equal to 0.001% by weight.

Has an acute LD50 or LC50 less than the specified levels of 2,500 mg/Kg 10,000 ppm or 500 mg/l or LD 50 dermal less than 4,300 Mg/Hg.

Contains any of the substances at or above the concentrations listed in Table I (using TCLP), Table II (using STLC or TTLC) and / or Table III (using STLC or TTLC) in Section 66261.24 Title 22 of the CCR, see appendix G of the Hazardous Waste Manual (

Or experience or testing has shown it to be toxic.

What is a Hazardous Waste?

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What is a Hazardous Waste?
  • Background:
    • Federal Government and the State of California prohibit pouring/dumping of Hazardous Wastes down the drain, in the trash, on the ground, into bodies of water, or into storm drains.
    • Management of Hazardous Wastes is strictly regulated to prevent poisoning people and the environment
universal hazardous waste
Universal Hazardous Waste
  • Typical Hazardous Waste
    • Reactives
    • Flammables
    • Toxics
      • e.g. poisons, pesticides, herbicides, rodenticides, fungicides, insecticides
    • Water Insolubles
      • Used oil, grease
    • Corrosives
      • Acids, bases, alkaline materials, lead storage batteries
    • These wastes are generated throughout campus
      • Laboratories, maintenance shops, auto shops, medical examination/treatment rooms, in offices and in the application of pesticides/herbicides, etc.
filling out a hazardous waste tracking form label
Filling out a Hazardous Waste Tracking Form/ Label
  • “Hazardous Material Name(s) and Concentration (s)” is the first section.
    • Here you enter the proper chemical name and concentration, if known (no chemical formulas).
    • If the substance is unknown, write in “unknown” with a brief description of what you believe is in the container. (e.g. Unknown Oily substance with safe step - spill clean-up Bldg 3)
    • Note: All unknowns will not be picked up until identified by the generating department.
    • Departments may be charged for analysis of unknowns. Costs can go up to and exceed $2,500
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Filling out a Hazardous Waste Tracking Form/Label
  • Quantity:
    • A simple section but does provide important information required for tracking the waste. Remember that it is the size of the container, not the amount inside the container, that dictates quantity.
  • “CA Waste No’s”
    • Most important for tracking the waste is the three digit code printed on the back of page two, read each description and use the best description that pertains to your waste.
  • “Waste Class”
    • Choose from list on back side of form
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Filling Out A Hazardous Waste Tracking Form/Label
  • Check the Gas, Liquid or Solid box
    • to describe the form of the waste
    • these boxes are located just below the Waste Category line.
  • Boxes marked “Research” and “Spill Cleanup”
    • these should be checked if the waste is not normal University waste from a Lab but waste from a research project or a small spill clean up
  • Safety/Handling Precautions.
    • Check all that apply or list other handling Instructions that maybe
    • listed on the label of the container;
    • known precautions for the chemical;
    • or are just common sense precautions for handling any chemical.
    • some simple common sense precautions to check, but are not limited to:
    • avoid eye and skin contact;
    • avoid prolong breathing of vapors.
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Filling Out A Hazardous Waste Tracking Form/Label
  • Initial Accumulation DateThe date that a waste chemical (gas, liquid or solid) is first placed into the container. If this date is unknown, use the date you are filling out the form for the waste.
  • Final Accumulation Date

The last day/date that a waste chemical (gas, liquid or solid) is or was placed into the container

This is the responsibility of the person (s) generating the waste either from the Lab, from Research, or from spill clean – up.

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Filling Out A Hazardous Waste Tracking Form/Label
  • Prepared By
    • Name of the person that generated the waste
    • PleasePRINT legibly
  • Department
    • This is a two or three letter abbreviation. (I.e., “EHS” / “FM”)
  • Extension/Phone Number
    • A number where the generator filling out the form can be reached
    • Required for asking questions pertaining to the hazardous waste.
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Filling Out A Hazardous Waste Tracking Form/Label
  • CODE NUMBER (upper right corner of form)
    • Once the form is filled out, using tape or some form of a label that will stick to the container
    • All containers Must be labeled from the first drop of waste put into the container
    • Write the Code Number on the hazardous waste container (s)
    • Leave the three part form together
    • The Environmental Specialist or an EH&S person will pick up your hazardous waste
    • Thursday for the 4/10 schedule and Fridays for regular working hours
    • The Environmental Specialist or the EH&S person will match the code number on the form to the hazardous waste being picked up for disposal.
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Storage/Satellite Accumulation
  • Current hazardous waste regulations, allows the University to hold hazardous waste on campus for only 90 days
    • which is an accomplishable time frame with everyone working together this works out to one time each quarter which is the preferred method that keeps the University/Colleges from being fined
  • Exemptions to Storage Regulations – Satellite Accumulation
    • Title 22, of the California Code of Regulations, Section 66262.34 [e] (Satellite Storage Areas)
    • allows hazardous waste to be accumulated in containers for longer than 90 days under the following conditions
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Storage / Satellite Accumulation
  • The accumulation location must be at or near the point of waste generation and under the control of the person in charge of the process generating the waste;
  • The total quantity of hazardous waste accumulated in the satellite storage area shall not exceed a total of 55 gallons of hazardous waste, 1 quart of acutely hazardous waste or 1 quart of extremely hazardous waste
  • The hazardous waste cannot be accumulated in tanks;
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Storage / Satellite Accumulation
  • Containers
    • The accumulation containers must be labeled with the composition of the waste, the physical form of the waste, the waste category, the initial accumulation date of the waste, and labeled with a completed “Hazardous Waste Tracking Form”, which has this required information once you fill it out properly
    • Containers must be maintained in good condition (e.g. no rust or structural defects)
    • Containers in poor condition must be replaced
    • Waste shall not be accumulated, added to, or mixed in an unwashed transportation or storage container that previously contained an incompatible waste
    • Incompatible waste shall not be mixed in the same container
    • If in doubt DO NOT MIX
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Storage / Satellite Accumulation
  • Once the quantity of hazardous waste stored within a Satellite Storage Area reaches the applicable quantity limitations of 55 gallons or 1 quart, the container must be labeled with the final accumulation date, within 3 days and the waste transported to the Hazardous Materials Facility (building 118)
  • Hazardous waste collected under the satellite accumulation exemption must be shipped off campus within 90 days of reaching the 55 gallon or 1 quart quantity limit or 365 days from the initial accumulation date, which ever is less.
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Storage / Satellite Accumulation
  • Inspections
    • Each satellite storage area must be inspected on a Weekly Basis to insure that the
      • containers are not leaking and are in good condition
      • containers are properly separated to avoid mixing of incompatible wastes or materials
      • containers are kept closed except when adding compatible waste to the container
      • incompatible wastes are not stored in the same container
      • a log must be maintained by each department to document weekly inspections
    • The “Satellite Accumulation Inspection Checklist” found in
      • Appendix B, of the Hazardous Waste Policy and Procedures Manual can be used to document this weekly inspection
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Waste Pick up (s)
  • When or Before the waste is transported to the Hazardous Material Facility or picked up by Environmental Health and Safety Department Personnel
    • the container(s) shall be inspected on the spot for a hazardous waste tracking form (complete with all three (3) copies)
    • visible leakage
    • secure caps or lids
  • If the complete Waste Form
    • is not attached
    • filled out completely
    • there is visible leakage
    • or the cap or lids are not secure
    • your waste will not be picked up until corrected
    • Call 3230 for questions.
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Waste Pick Up (s)
  • At the Hazardous Material Facility
    • building 118 (behind building 45)
    • the hazardous waste tracking form will be checked for proper Information
    • and the “receipt of material” block signed off
    • the green copy of the hazardous waste tracking form shall be returned to the department that generated the waste
      • once the data is entered into the computer.
other hazardous waste categories
Other Hazardous Waste Categories
  • Treated Wood Waste
  • Universal Waste
    • includes E-Waste
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Treated Wood Waste (TWW)
  • What is TWW?
    • Wood treated with preserving chemicals
      • Protecting the wood
        • Insect attack
        • Fungal decay
      • Examples include
        • Fence posts
        • Landscape timbers
        • Pilings
        • Railroad ties
        • Guardrails
        • Decking
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Treated Wood Waste (TWW)
  • Management & Handling
    • Dispose of as hazardous waste and not discarded in regular trash or to a landfill
    • Do not
      • burn, recycle, reclaim or reuse
    • Reuse if following conditions met:
      • Reuse on campus
      • Wood reuse in compliance with FIFRA approval for the wood preservative
    • Shall not be stored for more than 90 days on campus
    • Not treated on campus
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Treated Wood Waste
  • Labeling use Hazardous waste tracking form;
    • Use information in table to complete tracking form.
  • Additional Information on
    • Collection, packaging & short term storage, spill response and employee safety
    • is available in Appendix I in the Hazardous Waste Manual
    • WasteManual.doc
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Universal Hazardous Waste Sub Cateogory
  • Universal Hazardous Waste are:
    • Batteries
    • Electronic Devices or Consumer Electronic Devices
      • Computers, computer peripherals, telephones, answering machines, radios, stereo equipment, tape players/recorders, phonographs, video cassette players/recorders, compact disc players/recorders, calculators, etc.
    • Fluorescent Lights and Lamps Containing Mercury
    • Sodium Vapor Lamps
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Universal Hazardous Waste Sub Category
  • Mercury Thermostats
  • Mercury Switches
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Dental Amalgam Wastes
  • Pressure or Vacuum Gauges Containing Mercury
  • Mercury-Added Novelties
    • Shoes with flashing lights
  • Mercury Counterweights and Dampers
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Dilators and Weighted tubing
  • Mercury-Containing Rubber Flooring
  • Mercury Gas Flow Regulators
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Universal Hazardous Waste Sub Category
  • Management of Universal Hazardous Waste
  • Handle these as other waste by
    • Filling out a “green form”.
    • More detailed information is available on the EH&S web site:
where to get more information
Where to get more information
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Product Labels/Fact Sheets
  • Equipment maintenance manuals and specifications
  • Policy and Procedures Manuals
  • Your Instructor or Supervisor
  • Mike Huyter, Environmental Specialist
  • Environmental Health and Safety Department
  • Phone: (909) 869 - 3230 or (909)869- 4697
  • e-mail:
  • fax: 869 – 4698
  • Building 81A