Small containers of hazardous waste in overpacked drums (lab
packs) may be placed in a landfill if the following requirements are met:
Hazardous waste shall be packaged
in non-leaking inside containers. The inside containers shall be of a design
and constructed of a material that will not react dangerously with, be
decomposed by, or be ignited by the contained waste. Inside containers shall be
tightly and securely sealed. The inside containers shall be of the size and
type specified in the United States department of transportation hazardous
materials regulations contained in 49 CFR Parts 173
, and 179
, if those
regulations specify a particular inside container for the waste.
The inside containers shall be overpacked
in an open-head United States department of transportation specification metal
shipping container as specified in the United States department of
transportation regulations on hazardous materials, 49 CFR Parts 178
no more than four-hundred-sixteen liter (one-hundred-ten gallon) capacity and
surrounded by, at a minimum, a sufficient quantity of sorbent material,
determined to be nonbiodegradable in accordance with paragraph (D) of rule
of the Administrative Code, to completely sorb all of the liquid contents of
the inside containers. The metal outer container shall be full after it has
been packed with inside containers and sorbent material.
The sorbent material used shall not be
capable of reacting dangerously with, being decomposed by, or being ignited by
the contents of the inside containers, in accordance with paragraph (B) of rule
of the Administrative Code.
Incompatible wastes, as defined in rule
of the Administrative Code, shall not be placed in the same outside container.
Reactive wastes, other than
cyanide-or sulfide-bearing waste as defined in paragraph (A)(5) of rule
of the Administrative Code, shall be treated or rendered non-reactive prior to
packaging in accordance with paragraphs (A) to (D) of this rule. Cyanide-or
sulfide-bearing reactive waste may be packed in accordance with paragraphs (A)
to (D) of this rule without first being treated or rendered non-reactive.
Such disposal is in compliance
with the requirements of Chapter 3745-270 of the Administrative Code. Persons
who incinerate lab packs according to the requirements in paragraph (C)(1) of
of the Administrative Code may use fiberboard drums in place of metal outer
containers. Such fiberboard drums shall meet the DOT specifications in
and be overpacked according to the
requirements in paragraph (B) of this rule.