Chemical Waste Collection
Please refer to the Procedures for Chemical Waste Disposal [PDF - 753 KB] in preparing your chemical waste for collection. If you have questions regarding these procedures, please contact the Hazardous Waste Technician, Katie Reid.
For hazardous waste chemicals, a Chemical Lab Pack Disposal Form [XLS - 49 KB] must be completed and approved before materials will be accepted. The EH&S Office will inform you if your submission CANNOT be included in the university's hazardous waste disposal program. In general, the following items will be accepted:
- Waste aqueous solutions (e.g. corrosive, oxidizing, and toxic liquids)
- Waste solvents, oils, and scintillation fluids
- Contaminated labware and absorbants
Large quantities of expired and/or unwanted materials are not acceptable and recovery fees may be applied. Limited quantities of these materials will be accepted at the direction of EH&S staff. In most cases, EH&S staff will be able to dramatically reduce costs by coordinating multiple requests. We trust you appreciate the complexity (and associated risks) of the hazardous waste disposal program and will work with us to make it successful.
Please post or circulate this notice to those persons responsible for preparing wastes for collection - noting:
- Trucking arrives as close as possible to the times indicated.
- Occasionally there are delays from pick-up destinations prior to your stop, please be patient.
- Do not leave your waste unattended.
Please have your wastes ready for collection at the locations below for the following scheduled times:
|Depart from Chemical Storage Facility||9:00 a.m.|
|Dentistry/Burbidge Building Loading Dock||9:30 a.m.|
|Tupper Building Loading Dock||9:45 a.m.|
|Sexton Campus||10:20 a.m.|
|Biology Loading Dock
- includes Earth Sciences, Oceanography, Psychology
|Dunn Building||11:30 a.m.|
|Chemistry Building Loading Dock||11:45 a.m.|
If your building is not on the list below, you must call the Safety Office at (902) 494-2495 to arrange for pick-up of waste solvents and scintillation fluids.
Schedule for 2017
Please note that there will not be a collection in January.
|Thursday, February 9|
|Thursday, March 9|
|Thursday, April 13|
|Thursday, May 11|
|Thursday, June 8|
|Thursday, July 13|
|Thursday, August 10|
|Thursday, September 14|
|Thursday, October 12|
|Thursday, November 9|
|Thursday, December 14