Pro-Proper Disposal of Empty Non-Refillable Cylinders

procedure proper disposal empty non refillable cylinders modified Tue Jul 28 2020 15:36:17 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

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PROCEDURE NAME

Proper Disposal of Empty Non-Refillable Cylinders

EFFECTIVE DATE

PROCEDURE APPLICABILITY

This procedure applies to University Employees (administrators, faculty, and staff).

PROCEDURE STATEMENT

To properly dispose of empty non-refillable cylinders (such as propane, butane, MAPP gas, and calibration gases):

Step 1 – Put on safety glasses or goggles before you begin.

Step 2 – Attach hand torch to cylinder. Depress ignitor to verify cylinder is empty.

Step 3 – Using tire core tool, remove fill port stem.

Step 4 – Deface product label. Mark as “EMPTY”.

Step 5 – Discard cylinder into regular trash can.

This procedure should not be used on any partially-used cylinders or aerosol cans. Additionally, this procedure cannot be used on empty cylinders of poisonous gas, pyrophoric gas, or ammonia. All of these cylinders, as well as partially-filled aerosol cans, must be turned in to DEHS for chemical waste disposal. All refillable-type cylinders should be returned to supplier.

RELATED INFORMATION

Please direct questions and/or concerns to DEHS Hazardous Waste Coordinator at 502-852-2956 or 502-852-6670.

ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY

Senior Associate Vice President for Operations

RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

Environmental Health & Safety
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
502-852-6670
dehsubm@louisville.edu 

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