The Hazardous Waste Manifest is a tracking document that has multiple forms, material information, and instructions intended to serve as the main tracking document from the location of waste generation to final disposal at the Treatment, Storage and/or Disposal Facility (TSDF). The manifest tracking structure enables verification by the waste generator that their waste has been transported and disposed of in accordance with federal and state regulations.
WasteXpress will utilize two different types of manifests depending on what type of waste we are transporting and/or disposing of. We use a Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest for any hazardous waste and a Non-Hazardous Waste Manifest or Bill of Lading for any non-hazardous waste. Each of the tracking documents contains multiple copies of a single form, which allows for a proper paper trail, so the generator may track their waste from point of generation to final disposal. A completed manifest will contain all pertinent and required information such as the generator’s information, proper shipping name, container size and type, quantity, party signatures, and final facility information. Whenever hazardous waste is transported, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and EPA both require a hazardous waste manifest to be utilized. As waste is transported from point of generation to the final disposal facility, each transporter or receiving facility is required to sign the manifest and be given a copy. This process ensures proper accountability in each stage of the disposal process. Once the end TSDF receives the waste, they will return a signed copy of the final manifest to the original generator, which confirms the waste was received and disposed of in accordance with federal regulations.
If you’re interested in what each of these blank documents looks like, please see the images below.