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Hazardous Waste - Dos, Don'ts and how to recycle

Single Stream Recycling

Dos Don’ts How Tos
  • Plastics
  • Steel and aluminum cans
  • Aluminum foil
  • Glass bottles
  • Aseptic containers (eg, milk container)
  • Waxed cartons
  • Brown paper bags
  • Catalogues, brochures
  • Cereal boxes
  • Manila envelopes
  • Hanging file folders
  • Newspaper
  • Phone books
  • Shredded paper
  • Pizza-boxes
  • Napkins
  • Plastic coated papers
  • Candy wrappers
  • Frozen food boxes
  • Wax coated cups
  • Plastic bags
  • Styrofoam
  • No Food Residue
  • Empty drink containers
  • Empty and wipe food containers clean
  • No need to remove staples, clips or tape before recycling
  • Use desk-side or halway bins
  • Shred paper files with sensitive data

 

Example1

Technocycle, E waste, Batteries and Light Bulbs

  • Toner cartridges
  • Technocycle:
    • CDs, VHS tapes
    • External drives, cables
    • Floppy disks, Zip disks
    • Mice, keyboards
    • PDAs, phones, Blackberries
  • eWaste:
    • CRTs,CPUs
    • Fax Machines, Copiers
    • Laptops, Printers
    • Microwaves
    • Televisions, Stereos
    • VCRs,DVD players
  • Batteries:
    • All Batteries
  • Light Bulbs:
    • All light bulbs that contain mercury, fluorescent, CFL), and Ultra violet(UV)
  • Do not abandon electronics
  • Incadescent and Light emitting Diodes (LED) light bulbs (contain no mercury)
  • State and federal laws prohibit the disposal of mercury containing light bulbs and batteries in the trash
  • Erase data from your hard drive and deactivate hardware' before recycling them

 

 

 

Example2

Cardboard, Packaging Materials and Plastic Bags

  • Comugated and un-corrugated cardboard boxes
  • Large Chip board
  • Paper board boxes
  • Plastic bags, shrink wrap,
  • Bubble wrap, and clean plastic wrap
  • Wax-coated boxes
  • Frozen food boxes
  • Boxes that have been soaked by food waste
  • "Styrofoam shipping products—packing peanuts may be mailed to "Mail Services Packing Peanuts Reuse Program. ww15"
  • Flatten boxes and put with daily recycling
  • Plastic bags, shrink wrap, bubble wrap, and dean plastic wrap can be placed in plastic bag bins or mailed to Plastic Bags, NW62"


Example3

Lab Specific

  • Clean aluminum foil
  • Glass and plastic Chemical bottels
  • Metal cans used in shipping
  • Pipette tip boxes and components(#1 thru 7)
  • Cardboard
  • White goods (refrigerators, air conditioners, large pieces of lab equipment
  • All light bulbs that contain mercury: Fluorescent, Compact Flucrescent (CFL), and Ultraviolet (UV)
  • Pyrex, ceramic items and broken glass
  • Icepacks—contact vendor about their take-back programme
  • "Pipette tip boxes and components should be reused through a vendor take-back program

  • "Glass and plastic Chemical bottles should be rinsed and odor-free. Deface the label, remove the cap and place in recycling bin"
  • Decontaminate pipette items by spraying with ethanol solution




Example4

Source: National Environmental Engineering Research Institute



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