Baled Waste and Inspections

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There are special detailed instructions governing the disposal of baled waste.  It may not be placed in a landfill unless (1) that facility is licensed to receive hazardous waste, (2) the waste was baled and certified according to the procedure specified by statute, or (3) the waste was properly verified by the supervisor of the receiving landfill.  T.C.A. § 68-211-119. A manifest that gives the nature of the waste, its origin and destination, and the names and addresses of all those in possession of it must accompany the baled waste and be maintained for 30 years. T.C.A. § 68-211-120.

In an effort to prevent processing and disposal of unlawful materials, the operator of each facility must inspect the waste.  The inspection should be conducted according to a plan that is approved by the commissioner of environment and conservation and is similar to that for baled waste.  T.C.A. § 68-211-119.