Ensure you have the latest, most up to date, Safety Data Sheet (SDS)- and check it for hazards
There are 16 sections in an SDS containing valuable information like what PPE to wear, how to fight a fire involving this material, what the physical properties of this material are, and what this material will react with!
Check the label for hazards. All containers should have a label to help you tell what the contents might do
Always keep different waste types separate
Like to like- begin by checking the SDS to ensure you know you aren’t putting incompatible materials together
Check the reactivity section and physical properties section of the SDS
Make sure waste is stored in the correct container
Flammables go in special containers and get stored in special areas
When in a large volume, flammable waste such as rags, get stored in special containers!