Chemically Contaminated Debris

Collection & Disposal Guidelines

Saturated wipes & paper towels, contaminated gloves and glassware, broken glass, spill cleanup materials

  • Contaminated during use with chemicals or from spill cleanup
  • Collected in proper container with compatible materials
  • Labeled with Red Tag: listed with associated constituents and associated hazard(s) indicated
  • Container closed and stored within or near a labeled Satellite Accumulation Area (SAA)

Examples to keep separate from general debris stream:

  • Pyrophoric chemicals (lithium, magnesium, potassium, etc)
  • Heavy metals (mercury, chromium, lead, arsenic, etc.)
  • Strong acids (sulfuric & nitric acid)
  • Acutely Hazardous (P-Listed)

Indicate DEBRIS (or SOLIDS) & at least 3 chemical constituents on the red tag. Mark the associated hazard(s).