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Hazardous Waste Accumulation Containers

Hazardous waste must be accumulated in containers that are compatible with the waste.
A simple way to ensure compatibility is to use the various types and sizes of containers provided by WM.

Requesting a Container

To request a container, submit a completed Hazardous Waste Pick-up and Empty Container Request Form (SLAC-I-800-0A08R-001). (Instructions for the form.)  WM will deliver a hazardous waste accumulation container compatible with the type of waste you plan to generate. Each container will be pre-labeled with a SLAC waste ID number and information required by environmental laws.

The following are examples of the more common containers used at SLAC.

Steel Drums

  • open head or closed head
  • lined or unlined
  • 10 to 55 gallon

Steel pails

  • 1 to 10 gallon

Polyethylene Drums

  • 30-55 gallon

Polyethylene pails

  • 1 to 10 gallon

Fiberboard box

  • Holds one cubic yard of waste, up to 2400 pounds, and replaces almost four 55-gallon drums.

Polypropylene fabric bag
  • Has the capacity of four 55-gallon drums
  • Heavy-duty, hard-wall corrugated inserts and bottom pad make it a sturdy stand-alone.

Glass bottles

  • various sizes and styles


  • up to 6,500 gallons

Roll-off box

  • various types and sizes

Polyethylene tank

  • 500-6,000 gallon
  • secondary containment available

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