Container Management

CEGs, SQGs and LQGs:
All containers holding or storing  or accumulating hazardous waste must:

  • be kept closed except to add or remove waste;
  • be on an impervious surface, in a structure that shed rain and snow;
  • be protected from freezing;
  • be in good condition and chemically compatable with the waste therein;

SQGs and LQGs:
Containers in satellite accumulation  (See § 7-310(a) of the Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations) must:

  • be under control of the operator of the process generating the waste and at or near the point of generation;
  • be marked with the words "Hazardous Waste" and other words to identify the contents;
  • be moved to a short-term storage area within three days of becoming full;

Containers in accumulation in a Short-Term Storage Area (See § 7-310(b) of the Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations) must:

  • be marked with the words "Hazardous Waste" and other words to identify the contents;
  • be labeled with
    • words to identify that it is an accumulation container, 
    • the point of waste generation, 
    • the generator's name, address and EPA identification number,
    • the name and hazardous waste identification number(s) of the hazardous waste,  the words "Hazardous Waste - Federal Law Prohibits Improper Disposal. If found, contact the nearest police or public safety authority or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency."
  • be dated with the date the container is full;
  • have a minimum of 24 inches of aisle space between containers;

Containers in storage in a Short-Term Storage Area  (See § 7-311(f) of the Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations) must:

  • be labeled with:
    • the generator's name, address,
    • the facility EPA ID number;
    • and "Hazardous Waste-Federal Law prohibits Improper disposal.  If found contact the nearest police or public safety authority or the EPA";
  • be labeled with the name and hazardous waste identification number of the waste in the container;
  • be dated with the date waste was first used to accumulate or store hazardous waste ("first drop");
  • have a minimum of 24 inches of aisle space between containers;
Tags: 

Agency of Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Conservation
Waste Management and Prevention Division

Davis Building - 1st Floor
One National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05620-3704
802-828-1138