Materials Disposal

How to Dispose of Used Bottles/Containers from a Lab

When a chemical has been used and the bottle is ready to be thrown out, follow the steps listed below:

1. Remove the yellow barcode label from the bottle.

2. Place the sticker on the green clipboard.*

3. Dispose of the bottle/container per proper procedures.

Barcodes and Bottle Labeling Procedures

Bottles in the solvent room have two barcode labels. To ensure proper removal, please follow the steps listed below:

1. If you transfer a bottle to your lab, put one of the labels on the sheet next to the name of the professor.

2. Use the second label for disposal. Place the sticker on the green clipboard.*

3. Dispose of the bottle/container per proper procedures.

The disposal sheet will be collected weekly and the labels entered into the system for removal.


* Green clipboards have been placed in some labs as of now. We will be putting one in every lab soon. If your lab does not have a clipboard at this time, please find one in a nearby lab.