Process Overview:

  1. Ensure workers have required training prior to beginning operations that may generate hazardous waste;
  2. Review all work before work begins to understand what hazardous waste will be generated;
  3. Arrange for appropriate SRM-provided waste containers prior to generating waste;
    1. Complete container labels to ensure waste is properly characterized;
  4. Store waste containers properly, with secondary containment and lids closed;
  5. Complete SRM Waste Pick-up Form when ready for disposal.
    1. Please allow for a two-week pick-up time unless other arrangements are made.


SRM provides approved waste containers for operations generating hazardous waste.  Please contact the Hazardous Materials Manager at X7803 for assistance.


  1. Do not overfill containers. Please leave at least 2” of unfilled space in containers.


  1. Waste containers must be SRM-provided and must have an SRM-provided label with the words “Hazardous Waste” on the label.
  2. Contents must be listed on the label, including water. The label has space for constituents and estimated quantities.
  3. Use conventional names for chemicals – shorthand and symbols do not meet regulatory requirements.


Solvent waste is typically segregated the following way:

  1. Halogenated compatible solvents (i.e. Chloroform)
  2. Non-halogenated solvents
    1. Water miscible (i.e. Acetone)
    2. Non-water miscible (i.e. Hexane)
  3. Caution
    1. Do not mix incompatible materials;
    2. Do not mix organic with inorganic waste;
    3. Mercury waste must be segregated; and
    4. Acids and bases must be segregated.

Please contact the Hazardous Materials Manager with any questions at X7803.

Universal Waste:

Universal Waste such as batteries, pesticides, Mercury Containing Equipment, or Fluorescent Lamps (bulbs/tubes), should be disposed through the E-Waste program.  Please contact the E-Scrap Coordinator for assistance at X5678.