Satellite Accumulation Area Requirements


The following rules apply to all UF Hazardous Waste storage areas, called “Satellite Accumulation Areas,” or “SAAs.” A printed copy of these rules is required to be posted in the immediate vicinity of each SAA to designate that the area is set aside for Hazardous Waste storage.

  1. All Hazardous Waste containers must be marked with the specific words “Hazardous Waste”
  2. All Hazardous Waste containers must be LABELLED in a manner that accurately describes 100% of the contained constituents
  3. The upper volume limit for a single SAA is 55 gallons of Hazardous Waste, or 1 quart of any P-listed Hazardous Waste. If a lab approaches this limit, they should immediately submit a pickup request to EH&S
  4. Hazardous Waste containers must be closed at all times, unless waste is being added to the container
  5. FUNNELS are not considered closure devices; if a funnel is used to add liquid waste to a container, the funnel should be removed and the container closed once the addition is complete
  6. All Hazardous Waste containers must be capable of being TIGHTLY SEALED; aluminum foil, Parafilm™, or other temporary covers are not adequate for Hazardous Waste accumulation containers
  7. Do not mix incompatible waste streams (i.e. acids/bases, flammable liquids/oxidizers) in the same containers, and keep them SEGREGATED by using separate secondary containments or trays in the SAA to prevent dangerous reactions
  8. BIOHAZARDOUS OR RADIOACTIVE WASTES must be kept separate and segregated from Hazardous Waste and SAAs. Do not store these types of waste near one another to prevent cross-contamination
  9. Establish SAAs AT OR NEAR the point at which the Hazardous Waste is being generated
  10. Each lab must designate a LABORATORY WASTE MANAGER, who is responsible for all waste in the SAA, and for completing a SAA Monthly Self-Assessment/Inspection Form