Defacing Chemical Labels

Recyclables are being rejected from Emory University’s recycling vendor when chemical bottles are not properly defaced. One undefaced label will send the entire batch of recyclables to the landfill. To properly deface labels for non P-listed chemicals, see the steps below.

All P-listed chemicals must be disposed of through EHSO.

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Radioactive materials must be defaced as well prior to disposal. Ensure to deface the radioactive pictogram and the label on both the vial and pig prior to disposing in the appropriate waste container. Radioactive material should not be disposed of down the drain. Submit a waste pick-up request through EHS Assist. The waste container does not have to be full. Please contact your Research Safety Building Liaison if you have any questions.

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