Satellite accumulation

Satellite accumulation allows facilities to hold wastes that slowly accumulate from routine operations at or near the point of generation for longer than 90 or 180 days.

It allows facilities to do this without the need for a dangerous waste storage permit.

How do you manage a satellite accumulation area?

Satellite accumulation areas must be under the control of the worker or secured at all times. 

Step 1: Mark your container(s)

Put hazardous waste and hazard labels on containers.

Step 2: Accumulate waste safely

Select a container that:

  • Is compatible with the waste.
  • Remains closed, except when adding waste or temporarily venting.
  • Is in good condition.

Step 3: Apply a start date

Once you have any of the following, add the accumulation start date to your container(s) immediately:

  • 55 gallons of dangerous waste.
  • 1 quart of liquid acutely hazardous waste (AHW).
  • 2.2 lb. of solid AHW.

What qualifies as AHW?

  • These wastes have a 2.2-pound quantity exclusion limit
  • They include these waste codes: All P codes, F020, F021, F022, F023, F026, F027.

Step 4: Move containers within 3 days

You must move the dated container(s) within 3 days to a designated storage or central accumulation area.