Containers for Hazardous waste do not need to be anything special. Regulations (and common sense) dictate that they should be compatible with the waste they are to contain (for example: a metal container would not appropriate for acid-containing waste).
Containers must be labeled, at a minimum, with the following items:
Containers should remain closed at all times, except when adding waste to the container.
It is highly recommend that waste containers be placed in some type of secondary containment, such as a plastic bin, in case of a spill or overflow. Also waste containers should be accompanied by some type of means to clean up an accidental spill or overflow (a bucket of cheap kitty litter works well.)
If you need a container, label, or if you have a filled container, please contact the Chemical Hygiene Officer.
Earlham's normal waste disposal is in May/June of each year. Waste will be picked up at that time unless other arrangements have been made.