Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste Management Compliance Tools

NEW: Container management video - Container management violations are some of the most frequently cited violations by Kansas inspectors. Watch this short video to learn how you can ensure the containers at your facility are managed in compliance with the requirement. You can also download the KDHE technical guidance document on container management.
  • Did you know - "failure to maintain a closed container” and “failure to label the container with the words hazardous waste” are ranked near the top on BWM’s top-list of violations. All containers of hazardous waste in Kansas must be labeled with the words “hazardous waste,” be closed except when adding or removing hazardous waste, be in good condition and contents must be compatible with the container. Hazardous waste storage containers must be inspected either monthly or weekly, and generators can use these calendars to document the inspections. Depending on how the container is used, it may be considered a storage container or a satellite container. Questions? Call your inspector or SBEAP at 800-578-8898.


Hazardous Waste Handler Training - New in 2019!

This on-line training will take most users about one hour to complete and allows the user to leave the training and finish it within 30 days. Once the training is completed, the participant will recieve a "Certificate of Completion" via e-mail that can be printed or filed electronically with other hazardous waste management documents. This on-line training should be complimented with facility-specific training and is not suitable for LQGs. The cost of the training is $30.

Who should take this training? With the exception of non-accumulating CESQGs, all generators are required to provide annual training with regard to their employees’ hazardous waste management duties. New employees must have training within six months of taking a position that requires handling or managing hazardous waste. It is important that you supplement any classroom training with on-site instruction. Training must be documented, and like other RCRA records, maintain record for three years or more. 


Go to the Kansas hazardous waste handler's training now.


Compliance assistance calendars

These calendars contain container inspection and training logs. A different compliance topic is featured each month along with short tips and links to resources.

2020 hazardous waste compliance calendar - Recommend downloading before printing. After August 5, 2019 you may also contact KDHE at 785-296-1600 for a hard copy if still available. NEW:  2021 hazardous waste compliance calendar - Recommend downloading before printing. You may also contact KDHE at 785-296-1600 for a hard copy if still available.


Hazardous Waste Determination App

Do you use the "Kansas Waste Determination App?" It is available in both the Apple and Android Play Stores for Free download to your mobile device, tablet or computer that uses Apps. If you have questions or suggestions regarding the app (updated in June 2018), please contact SBEAP.


K-State Pollution Prevention Institute
(800) 578-8898 | sbeap@ksu.edu
2323 Anderson Ave., Suite 300, Manhattan, KS 66506