Pro-Chemical and Hazardous Waste Satellite Accumulation
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University of Louisville
Chemical and Hazardous Waste Satellite Accumulation
This procedure applies to the University Community (administrators, faculty, staff, and students).
REASON FOR PROCEDURE
Protection of human health and the environment. Federal, state, and local regulations do not permit the disposal of chemical hazardous waste into the regular trash or waste water treatment system.
ALL hazardous wastes generated in a laboratory, clinic, research facility or department (“satellite accumulation area”) and accumulated for disposal MUST meet this procedure requirement.
Follow the four L’s:
Each chemical hazardous waste collection container must be marked with the words “Hazardous Waste + Chemical name(s) in waste + inherent hazard of waste”. For example: Hazardous Waste Acetone - Flammable.
Link to download and print DEHS Hazardous Waste 4L labelhttps://louisville.edu/dehs/waste-disposal.
All mixtures of chemical wastes MUST be compatible.
Chemical and hazardous waste containers MUST ALWAYS be closed except when adding or removing waste.
Chemical and hazardous waste containers MUST be in good condition (i.e. no rust, cracks, etc) Lid must fit securely (no foil or parafilm allowed).
Waste containers MUST be compatible with the waste and approved to hold chemicals (i.e. no food or beverage containers).
Chemical and hazardous waste generated in your area MUST stay in your area during the waste accumulation period. The waste must stay in control of the operator; this means you cannot pass through a doorway to get to your waste collection container.
Accumulation of "physical characteristic” (e.g. flammable, corrosive, non-acute toxic) chemical waste in any laboratory or work area SHALL NOT EXCEED 50-gallons (189 liters) or 400 pounds (181 kilograms) at any time.
Accumulation of acutely hazardous waste (EPA “P-Listed”) in any laboratory or work area SHALL NOT EXCEED one quart (1 liter ) or 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram) at any time.
DEHS Waste Management & Disposal website: https://louisville.edu/dehs/waste-disposal
DEHS Chemical & Hazardous Waste Pick up Form: Chemical and Hazardous Waste Pickup Request
Senior Associate Vice President for Operations
RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION
Environmental Health and Safety
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Revision Date(s): December 10, 2021
Reviewed Date(s): December 10, 2021
The University Policy and Procedure Library is updated regularly. In order to ensure a printed copy of this document is current, please access it online at http://louisville.edu/policies.