Whether you are filling out a Universal Hazardous Waste Manifest form or completing a digital waste manifest with Wastebits, you'll need to define the quantity of containers, and type of containers for the waste that you are shipping.

Waste Container Types

The EPA understands waste container types via a two-character abbreviation. Here's a cheat-sheet for the EPA-recognized abbreviation for waste types:

AbbreviationDescription
BABurlap, cloth, paper, or plastic bags
CFFiber or plastic boxes, cartons, cases
CMMetal boxes, cartons, cases (including roll offs)
CWWooden boxes, cartons, cases
CYCylinders
DFFiberboard or plastic drums, barrels, kegs
DMMetal drums, barrels, kegs
DTDump truck
DWWooden drums, barrels, kegs
HGHopper or gondola cars
TCTank cars
TPPortable tanks
TTCargo tanks (tank trucks)

When filling out a waste manifest, enter the total quantity of waste in the designated boxes (or form fields within Wastebits). Round partial units to the nearest whole unit, and do not enter decimals or fractions. To the extent practical, report quantities using appropriate units of measure that will allow you to report quantities with precision. Waste quantities entered should be based on actual measurements or reasonably accurate estimates of actual quantities shipped. Container capacities are not acceptable to the EPA as estimates.


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