Hazardous Waste Labels
All containers used to accumulate hazardous waste or universal waste must have a completed label. Make sure you fill out all of the following sections:
- Chemical Composition: Write out the full chemical name of each chemical in the container. Include percentages of each, including water if applicable. Make sure the percentages add up to 100%. Do not use chemical structures and abbreviations.
- Hazards: Check any hazards that apply, using your knowledge of the chemical and/or an MSDS.
- Waste Generator Information: Write your name, contact information, location and date.
Picking up free Hazardous Waste labels
Free labels are available at the EH&S office at the Dandini Campus, Red Mountain Building, room 335. You may also download labels from this website.
Printing out your own Hazardous Waste labels
You may also print out your own labels. You can either print and fill out or fill out and then print. We have two formats available:
- Paper Hazardous Waste labels. Cut to size and tape securely on your container.
Universal Waste and Used Oil labels
Universal Waste includes batteries, fluorescent lamps and other lamps that contain mercury, used motor oil and used shop rags: Contact the environmental health and safety office.
- Used oil labels. Not to be used with silicone oils (such as vacuum pump oil), chlorinated oils or contaminated oils, all of which must all be disposed of as Hazardous Chemical Waste.