Dot Compliance

When transporting hazardous materials within the United States, there a set of laws which must be followed. The laws are outlined in the Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act (HMTUSA). WasteXpress provides three services which will keep your business compliant with HMTUSA.

Hazardous Waste Classification and Shipping Names

After making a proper hazardous waste classification, WasteXpress will use that information to label waste stream containers and fill out the appropriate manifest with the proper shipping name. The shipping name is generated during the waste profiling process and must be displayed correctly on any hazardous waste before shipment (example: UN1760, Corrosive Liquid, n.o.s. (Potassium Hydroxide), 8, PGII). This information is vital to ensure safety and compliance. If anything occurred while in transit, which required emergency response, the responders rely on labels and shipping documents to properly combat a spill or exposure. Our field technicians will properly fill out this information on a hazardous waste manifest and provide copies to the customer upon the pickup of the waste materials.

Shipping Papers

According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), a shipping paper can be an order, hazardous or non-hazardous manifest, bill of lading, or another shipping document that serves a comparable purpose. In either case, a shipping paper must comply with the requirements highlighted in 49 CFR sec 172.202, 172.203, 172.304. WasteXpress will provide all proper shipping documentation as a value added service to our customers.


WasteXpress’s expert field technicians will properly label and mark the outer containers of all hazardous materials and waste before any container leaves a facility, to ensure every customer remains compliant with the Hazardous Materials Regulations. Proper labeling contains the shipping name, ID number, packaging specifications, United Nations (UN) numbers, and any necessary guidelines and/or cautions. WasteXpress uses distinct marking and labeling that enables us to track your waste from point of generation to point of final disposal.