There are a few important guidelines to follow when navigating Hazardous waste management. The following page is meant to help manifesting waste from starting a waste bottle to sending it out for disposal.
Waste Labels and Waste Forms
Filling Waste Bottles
Place a yellow waste label on the bottle and make sure that ANY liquid chemical be placed in secondary containment. Write in the pertinent information on the label, including the name and phone number of the person starting the waste bottle, the date, and the chemicals put into the waste container. IMPORTANT: write the FULL chemical name on the label. It is only acceptable to write a chemical forumla or abbreviation if the corresponding hazard class box at the bottom of the yellow label is checked. (e.g. write "Isopropyl Alcohol" or "2-propanol" not "C3H7OH" or "IPA")
Packaging and Sending Waste for Disposal
The waste form includes many fields to fill out and a few numbers to look up. Some entries are listed below for convenience.
The department codes are as follows:
The building codes are as follows:
Amundson Hall: 066
Smith Hall: 035
Kolthoff Hall: 122
Chemical entries require many fields, including the DDC and EPA code. All of these fields can be found here
Packing and shipping waste:
Waste can be packaged up to 4 gallon bottles per box, or 15 bottles that are less than 5 mL. Make sure to use appropriate packing material to prevent any rattling of bottles within the box. Attach all associated pink copies of waste forms to the box.
CHEM: carefully tote packaged waste in secondary containment to the Sub-basement of Smith Hall (S43). DEHS will pick up accumulated waste every Wednesday from 1-3pm.
CEMS: Obtain a campus envelope from the main office. Be sure to staple all white and yellow portions of waste forms together that belong to each box. Insert these packets into the envelope and send it to:
Chemical Waste Program
Dept. of Env. Health & Safety
a DEHS representative will pick up the waste from your lab. Until then, keep it stored in secondary containment and away from high-traffic areas.