Solid Hazardous Waste

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General Rules for Managing Solid Hazardous Wastes

  • Containers must be closed at all times except when physically adding waste
  • Containers must be labelled with all chemical constituents or contaminants
  • Segregate liquid waste from solid waste
  • Do not dispose of liquid-containing vials in the same container as solid waste
  • Identify all chemical hazards on hazardous waste labels
  • Accumulate any mercury-containing compounds or mercury- contaminated solid wastes in a separate container
  • Do not dispose of clean lab ware or broken glass as a solid hazardous waste
  • 5-gallon plastic buckets and 30-gallon fiberboard drums(with plastic liner) for solid waste accumulation are available from EH&S by calling 392-8400