It is illegal and unconscionable to dispose of any chemical down the drain or in the garbage. The Department and University provide convenient, hassle-free disposal mechanisms. Disciplinary action will be taken against anyone found violating disposal procedures.
DO NOT MIX CHEMICALS THAT ARE INCOMPATIBLE.(ie: acids and bases)
All waste from your labs must be properly labeled and in correct waste containers. Labels must show chemical names not formulae. A waste label is not required if the chemical is in its original container.
There are cabinets available for waste storage in the corridor outside of Rm. 135. Please use them. The Key for these cabinets are available at the shipping/receiving area.
Segregation of Wastes:
Put solid flammable waste(ie: oily rags,etc)in “red” waste cans, which are available from stores dept. If you need more of them, see P. Miras at shipping/receiving. Liquid flammables should be placed in proper containers and labelled. There are cabinets outside of Rm 135 strictly for the storage of liquid flammable waste. USE THEM. Keys to the cabinets are available at the shipping/receiving area.
Do not put acid or chlorinated waste in these containers.
Put in glass bottles available from stores dept.
Do not contaminate regular waste with chemical or sharp waste(ie: broken glass). This may cause injury to the people handling regular waste (Housekeeping). Likewise do not contaminate chemical or sharp waste with regular waste.
Radioactive waste is handled exclusively by Radiation Protection 9-978-2050. Contact 9-978-2050 to arrange removal and disposal.