Waste Preparation Rules
- Each group will store its waste inside the laboratory
arrangements for pick up have made through EH&S .
shall be clearly marked and placed where they can be easily
spotted. Complete a red chemical disposal form and affix it to
the waste container.
that needs refrigeration or must be stored in a hood must be left in a
refrigerator or hood until the specified pick up.
of solvents: All 5 gallon containers of non-halogenated and halogenated
waste will be collected every Friday. All container shall be
closed with the appropriate lids and labeled. Ensure that the
label contains the full chemical name(s) and the percentages of
mixtures, volume and the name of the generator.
other chemicals, ensure that they are properly labeled.
pour any flammable, water immiscible, water reactive or highly toxic
chemicals down the drain.
plastic containers are used make sure that they are compatible with the
chemical to be stored. Use a waste container with a volume as
close to that of the waste as possible. Contaminated lab ware
shall be placed in clear plastic bags for disposal and then
sealed. The bag shall contain no liquid.
Materials containing PCBs should not be thrown in the
dumpsters. These include ballasts, capacitors and
transformers. Read the information on these items to see if they
contain any PCB. Most items without PCB will read "No PCB".
Items containing PCBs will clearly state that it has PCB. Discard
non-PCB related materials. EH&S will make the appropriate
arrangements for the disposal of those containing PCB.
All used batteries should be brought to the battery
cage in the grove area for recycling.
Cylinders that are either empty, no longer in use or
exceeded their shelf life must be collected and disposed of
appropriately. Empty cylinders shall be marked AMT@. All lecture
bottles should be identified.
All chemical waste containing radioactive material
reported to the Radiation Safety Office for proper handling. For
chemical-biological waste see the biological waste.