Whether you are filling out a Universal Hazardous Waste Manifest form or completing a digital waste manifest with Wastebits, you’ll need to define the quantity of containers, and type of containers for the waste that you are shipping.
The EPA understands waste container types via a two-character abbreviation. Here’s a cheat-sheet for the EPA-recognized abbreviation for waste types:
|BA||Burlap, cloth, paper, or plastic bags|
|CF||Fiber or plastic boxes, cartons, cases|
|CM||Metal boxes, cartons, cases (including roll offs)
|CW||Wooden boxes, cartons, cases|
|DF||Fiberboard or plastic drums, barrels, kegs|
|DM||Metal drums, barrels, kegs|
|DW||Wooden drums, barrels, kegs|
|HG||Hopper or gondola cars|
|TT||Cargo tanks (tank trucks)|
When filling out a waste manifest, enter the total quantity of waste in the designated boxes (or form fields within Wastebits). Round partial units to the nearest whole unit, and do not enter decimals or fractions. To the extent practical, report quantities using appropriate units of measure that will allow you to report quantities with precision. Waste quantities entered should be based on actual measurements or reasonably accurate estimates of actual quantities shipped. Container capacities are not acceptable to the EPA as estimates.
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