Frequent Questions

What is the difference between a hazardous waste container and a tank?

The key difference between the two hazardous waste management units is that a container is a portable device whereas a tank is a unit that remains stationary. Specifically, a container is defined as any portable device in which a material is stored, transported, treated, disposed of, or otherwise handled (40 CFR Section 260.10). In contrast, a tank is defined as a stationary device designed to contain an accumulation of hazardous waste, which is constructed primarily of non-earthen materials that provide structural support (Section 260.10).

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