Empty Chemical Reagent Containers — Disposal

Empty Chemical Reagent Containers — Disposal

EH&S has details about some containers that should not be reused for chemical waste:
http://www.ehs.pitt.edu/assets/docs/emptychemdisposal.pdf  E.g., Ethers and other peroxide forming chemicals.

I recommend that containers you would otherwise be able to throw away should be kept for collecting chemical waste.  I do not recommend reusing metal cans especially not for acidic or basic solutions, as the metal containers may corrode. 

 

— JCJ 2015 May 24