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Health and Safety Program Manual

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS HANDLING FACILITY

HOURS OF OPERATION

The Hazardous Materials Handling Facility is open regular workdays Monday to Friday from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon. Chemical, radioactive and biological waste may be brought to the facility. The entrance is located on the first floor of Earth Sciences and Chemistry Rm. 150 (Next to Chemistry Stores). Waste is to be packaged and labelled as described in the table titled PACKAGING INSTRUCTIONS. Unknown substances and household hazardous waste will not be accepted.

COLLECTION SERVICE

Hazardous waste that cannot be delivered to the Hazardous Materials Handling Facility will be collected Tuesday afternoons at the loading docks listed below. Hazardous waste is to be brought to the locations at the times listed on the COLLECTION SCHEDULE. Pack according to instructions given in the table titled PACKAGING INSTRUCTIONS. Hazardous materials left unattended will not be collected. Arrange collection from other buildings on Tuesday afternoon by calling Ext. 6991 or 6268 the week prior to collection. Unknown substances and household hazardous waste will not be accepted.

COLLECTION SCHEDULE

BUILDING         AREA  TIME
B.MATTHEWS HALL          LOADING DOCK TUE 1:10 P.M.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES LOADING DOCK  TUE 1:30 P.M.
ENGINEERING 1 LOADING DOCK TUE 1:50 P.M.

Household hazardous waste cannot be accepted due to disposal costs but may be disposed of at the Waterloo Region Landfill Site.

PACKAGING INSTRUCTIONS

MATERIAL CONTAINER LABEL
SHARPS & NEEDLES 4 L PLASTIC JUG BIO-HAZARD WASTE
*SOLID RADIOACTIVE      
20 L PAIL + 6.0 MIL POLY-LINER  RADIOACTIVE WASTE
*LIQUID RADIOACTIVE WASTE 
20 L DRUM RADIOACTIVE WASTE
SCINTILLATION VIALS - GLASS 20 L PAIL   CHEMICAL WASTE
SCINTILLATION VIALS - PLASTIC 20 L PAIL   CHEMICAL WASTE
SOLVENTS  NON HALOGENATED  20 L DRUM or  4L Glass bottle CHEMICAL WASTE
SOLVENTS HALOGENATED 20 L DRUM or  4L Glass bottle CHEMICAL WASTE
CHEMICALS - MISC 20 L DRUM CHEMICAL WASTE
BIO-WASTE SOLID WASTE 4 L Plastic Jug, 20 L Box BIO-HAZARD WASTE
CHEMICALS Individual Containers CHEMICAL WASTE
AIR REACTIVE
Call Ext. 6268 for special collection CHEMICAL WASTE
SHOCK SENSITIVE Call Ext. 6268 for special collection CHEMICAL WASTE

* The Radiation field at the surface of the container must not exceed 2.5 mR / hr (25 uSv / hr).

Containers, liners and labels will be available from the Hazardous Materials Handling Facility or from the driver.

Further information is available by calling the UW Safety Office Ext. 6268, igfraser@mc1adm.uwaterloo.ca


Last Update 14/08/98 

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