Download Labels for Free
You can view and print the labels in these formats:
Picture – image file format, such as jpg, gif, or png
PDF – Adobe Portable Document Format, some have fields you can type into
Word – Microsoft Word Document, some have fields you can type into
Just print a label and attach it to the container. Most labels don’t need to be in color. Laminating or covering the label with clear plastic will make it last longer.
Each container and tank must clearly show:
- The words “Dangerous Waste” or “Hazardous Waste.”
- Risk of the waste, such as Flammable, Corrosive, Toxic, or Reactive.
- Accumulation start date. Mark the date on the container the first time waste is added to track how long the waste has been kept on site.
Waste Accumulation Labels
These labels meet all three labeling requirements. Click a label to see it in a larger view.
Hazardous Waste Shipping Label: Word / PDF / Picture
Must be printed in color if used for shipping
These labeling systems may also be used as risk labels: Department of Transportation (DOT), Globally Harmonized System (GHS), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS). We provide DOT and GHS labels below.
Note: these labels will not meet Washington Dangerous Waste requirements unless the labels include:
Universal Waste Labels
Learn more in the Universal Waste Rule publication.
Learn more in our Focus on Spent Antifreeze publication.
Contaminated Shop Towels: PDF / Picture /
Learn more in our Focus: Used Shop Towels publication.
Learn more in our Safe Handling of Empty Containers publication.