Things to keep in mind when Labeling waste:
Use full common chemical — write Water, NOT H2O.
Combine compatible chemicals inside a waste container, be sure the chemicals are compatible with the container — Acids and Bases are both corrosive to metal cans.
Keep the lid of your waste container closed.
Evaluate your waste containers regularly — take the container to the waste room before it is 100% full. (Some chemical reagents come in containers < 75% full from the manufacturer.)
Put your waste container in a bin, bucket, or ECO-FUNNEL SYSTEM for secondary containment while in use.
Keep your waste away from the sink.
Use a Pencil to fill in an orange chemical waste label — Solvents dripped on to a waste label may cause ink to run and smear.
NITRIC ACID WASTE
Nitric acid is CORROSIVE and an OXIDIZING AGENT (chemical reagent).
Laboratory Waste Management Summary – PITT EH&S