This Environmental Health & Safety guideline documentation is intended for researchers and laboratory personnel.
This guidance document provides instruction on the proper management of empty containers for disposal. Containers include plastic and glass bottles, plastic bags and bladders, metal and plastic pails or drums. The purpose of this document is to ensure used containers are properly and safely managed to prevent injury and environmental contamination from improper disposal. These containers are considered contaminated until they are purposely decontaminated in accordance with these instructions.