RSS Hazardous Waste

Beginning Fall 2022, Cal Poly campus generators have access to a new waste labeling and management tool called “WASTe” (Waste Accumulation Storage Tracking electronically), within the RSS Tool.

The “WASTe” Hazardous Waste management tool generates compliant waste labels locally and it tracks all containers in accumulation, even sending alerts when waste has reached the maximum number of days in accumulation.

All campus “laboratories” and “shops” should already (or will soon) have access to RSS. You may need to be assigned to a “group” in order to access RSS “WASTe”.

Laboratories which have dedicated waste technician staff that consolidate routine wastes within the department will NOT transition to WASTe at this time.

How do you know if that’s you? If your waste containers were previously labeled with the red waste tags, you can now use the “WASTe” application to generate your container Tags (labels) and request waste pickups. Contact EHS at if you have any questions or concerns.