Chemical Waste Information (Labeling)

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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.

Radioactive Waste

NITRIC ACID WASTE

Nitric acid is CORROSIVE and an OXIDIZING AGENT (chemical reagent).


SAMPLE NITRIC ACID WASTE LABEL 1.)

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SAMPLE NITRIC ACID LEGACY WASTE LABEL 2.)

Pitt Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) has information on Nitric acid available online.  

Laboratory Waste Management Summary – PITT EH&S

Label Examples


Waste Label Sample 2017 1.)



Waste Label Sample 2017 2.)


filling out a chemical waste label
Legacy Chemical Waste Labeling Handout

 

solvent waste memo
CHEMICAL WASTE LABELING MEMO 
CHEMICAL WASTE DOs and DON’Ts  
Information from Pitt Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)  
Lab Waste Managment Summary — Pitt EH&S