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Tip #44 - 6-9-2-1


NFPA 101-2012:* Containers used solely for recycling clean waste or for patient records awaiting destruction shall be permitted to be excluded from the requirements of where all the following conditions are met:
(1) Each container shall be limited to a maximum capacity of 96 gal (363 L), except as permitted by or (3).
(2)*Containers with capacities greater than 96 gal (363 L)shall be located in a room protected as a hazardous area when not attended.
(3) Container size shall not be limited in hazardous areas.
(4) Containers for combustibles shall be labeled and listed as meeting the requirements of FM Approval Standard 6921,Containers for Combustible Waste; however, such testing, listing, and labeling shall not be limited to FM Approvals.

Look for FM Approval standard 6921 on containers for your recyclables.

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