Waste Chemical Disposal and Recycling Guidelines

Report
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Fluorescent & other mercury lamps
Batteries
Solvents & wipes
Oils & wipes or absorbents
Paint wastes
Aerosol cans
Lamp ballasts
Gas cylinders
Unused chemical products
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Bring to designated location
Complete Disposal Log
Place waste in appropriate container or properly
package
Label container
Place in secondary containment
Separate incompatible waste
Complete Waste Packing Form
Send completed forms to Chemical Waste
Program
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Como Recycling: Building 099, Garage
Donhowe: Building 044, Rm SB05
Food Operations: Building 113, Rm 101
Heller Hall: Building 201, Rm 79
PWB Cage: Building 144, Rm B200B (Temporary Location)
 New Future Location - Mayo: Building 074, Room G109
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St. Paul Shops: Building 379, 160B
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT HAZARDOUS WASTE
DISPOSAL LOG
Name
Dept/Unit
Foreman or
Supervisor
Date
Waste Description
Approx.
Quantity
Type of Container
Pack to avoid breakage
If contents could leak, line boxes with heavy plastic
bags
 Tape boxes closed
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Tighten drum caps
Tighten closure rings/bands
Replace this
temporary
band with one
that has a bolt
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Lead acid batteries
Leaking containers
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Avoid sparks from static electricity
Ground drum
Bond waste can to funnel/drum
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Drums, pails, boxes, etc
Funnels latched closed
and How to Handle Them
Label "Used Oil"
Used crank case oil,
vacuum pump oil,
lubricating oil, gear
oil, automatic
transmission fluid
 NO solvents,
refrigeration oils, or
transformer oils
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Oil and Solvent soaked rags and pads
 Store in red safety cans or steel drums
 Label as "Used Rags“
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Oil with Floor Dry
 Store in steel drums
 Label as “Used Oil Floor Dry”
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Hazardous Waste
Only used Paint Thinner
Label as “Used Paint Thinner”
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Latex and oil-based paint and
stains, epoxy paint, varnishes
Place containers in bulk drum
List on Disposal Log
Metal or plastic cans only – no
glass
NO adhesives, resins,
caulking tubes
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Rags, Rollers, Brushes, Filters
 If dry, regular trash
 If wet place in bag-lined steel drum
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Paint chips
 Collect Separately
 May have lead content
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Empty containers
 Less than 3% of container volume, if all waste that
can be removed has been
 Recycle Metal Cans; Place in Scrap Metal bin
 Place Plastic containers in trash
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Empty (no contents or pressure)
 Recycle. Place in Maroon Cans and Bottles bin or
scrap metal bin
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Not empty are Hazardous Waste
 Consolidate in bulk container
 Caps on, or remove valves
 PCB, Non-PCB, electronic ballasts can all go
in the same barrel
 Label “PCB Ballasts”
Fluorescent
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Treat as Hazardous
Waste
 Fluorescent Compact
 Fluorescent Tube
 Metal Halide
 Sodium
Sodium
 Mercury Vapor
 UV Germicidal
Metal Halide
UV Germicidal
Use original container or any
other box that will completely
contain lamps
 Package similar used lamps
together
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Remove cardboard shipping positioning end
pieces
Do not cut the box end flaps off.
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Label container “Used
Lamps” or “Lamps for
Recycling”
Keep containers closed
Tape box closed when full
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Collect broken glass &
other lamp pieces
 Wear gloves and safety
glasses
 Use dust pan,
cardboard,, etc. to avoid
cuts
 Duct tape or damp cloth
to get small pieces &
powder
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Place in sealed
container
Label:
 "Hazardous Waste,
Broken Lamps"
 Collection start and
end date
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Drycell, Buttons, NiCads, Lead Acid Gel Cell…
Label “Used Batteries for Recycling”
Place small/med batteries in re-sealable buckets
Palletize and label large lead-acid batteries
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Label “Used Batteries”
Take directly to Como
Garage
Prevent shortcircuiting, damage to
battery, & acid leakage
Place in containment
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Use up or return to distributor or UStores
Hazardous Waste
 Small cylinders of like hazard
▪ Package together
 Large Cylinders
▪ Put Packing Form on each cylinder
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Use up if possible
Call Reuse
Package separately
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Prevent from happening
 Label all containers
 Keep labels in good shape or replace
 Don’t let unknown chemicals accumulate
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Expensive to analyze and dispose
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Lab personnel must send to DEHS
They should contact DEHS for help
Do not take lab waste to FM storage rooms
Some may be highly reactive, toxic, and DANGEROUS
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Keep separate:
 Acids from caustics/bases/alkalis
 Combustibles & flammables from acids &
oxidizers
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Do not place chlorinated & PCB oil in
regular used oil drum
Separate by tray, cabinet, wall
Call FM Safety or DEHS if unsure
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Evacuate
 Leave spill area
 Alert others in area and direct/assist them in
leaving
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Confine
 Close doors and isolate the area. Prevent people
from entering spill area
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Report
 From safe place, call DEHS
▪ 612-626-6002 during working hours
▪ 911 after hours
 Give your name, phone, location, spill location,
name and amount of material spilled, extent of
injuries, safest route to spill
 Stay by phone. DEHS will advise as soon as
possible
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Cleanup
 High hazard releases (fire, health, reactivity
hazard) DEHS or Fire Department will clean up or
stabilize
 Small or low hazard spills, DEHS will advise you
on what precautions and protective equipment to
use
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FM to use for small, safe spills
Yellow drums with sorbent, gloves, goggles,
apron
Questions / Comments?

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