Universal waste handlers may self-transport universal waste to another facility, but only subject to the following conditions.
EPA prohibits a handler of universal waste from sending or taking universal waste to a place other than another universal waste handler, a destination facility, or a foreign destination (40 CFR §273.18(a), §273.38(a)). If a handler of universal waste self-transports universal waste off-site, the handler becomes a universal waste transporter for those transportation activities and must comply with the transporter requirements of Part 273, Subpart D, while transporting the universal waste (§273.18(b), §273.38(b)) (60 FR 25496, 25529; May 11, 1995).
If universal waste is transferred and accumulated by multiple handlers, each individual handler may utilize the one-year accumulation provisions since each location at which universal wastes are consolidated and/or collected is regulated as a separate handler (Monthly Call Center Report Question; March 1998, RCRA Online #14179).
The universal waste final rule (60 FR 25492, 25501; May 11, 1995) is available at the following URL: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/hazard/wastetypes/universal/laws.htm