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  • Hazardous Waste Management atBowling Green State UniversityHAZARDOUSWASTE

  • Resource Conservationand Recovery Act (RCRA) - 1976Cradle to gravemanagement ofhazardous wastes

  • Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) - 1984Established three categories of generators

    Large Quantity Generators (LQGs) (generate over 1000 Kg of hazardous waste per month)

    Small Quantity Generators (SQGs) (generate between 100 & 1000 Kg and

  • Six Steps of HazardousWaste ManagementIdentificationCollectionStoragePackagingTransportationDisposal

  • Hazardous Waste DefinedHAZARDOUSWASTE

  • Hazardous Waste CategoriesListed Wastes (U, P, K, and F)from commercial chemical productsfrom specific and non-specific sources

    Characteristic Wastes (D)based on waste qualitiesheavy metals and certain pesticides

  • Listed Wastes (U, P) Commercial ChemicalsU listed wastes (toxic)AcetoneFormaldehydePhenol

    P listed wastes (acutely toxic)Osmium TetroxideSodium AzideSodium Cyanide

  • Listed Wastes (K, F) Specificand Nonspecific SourcesK listed wastes (specific sources)Distillation bottoms from the production of acetaldehyde from ethyleneWastewater treatment sludges generated in the production of creosote

    F listed wastes (non-specific sources)Spent halogenated solvents (e.g. carbon tetrachloride)Spent non-halogenated solvents (e.g. toluene, MEK)

  • Characteristic Wastes D WastesIgnitableflash point 140oFCorrosivepH 2 or 12.5Reactiveunstableair/water reactiveToxicheavy metalscertain pesticides

  • IdentificationWho are the generators?What are they generating?How much are they generating?

  • Academic Labs

  • Research Labs

  • CustodialClosets

  • Other Custodial Storage Areas

  • Building Maintenance Areas

  • Paint Shops

  • Unknowns Unnecessary Expensive to identify

  • Collection

  • Use of funnel foradditions to wastecontainer

  • Lid of waste container secured following additions

    Properly labeled

  • Storage(Lab)

  • Proper waste storage

  • Proper waste storage

  • Separate, safe areas with instructions

  • Hazardous WasteManagement Poster

    English Russian Chinese

  • Storage area of last resort

  • Overcrowding?

  • Unacceptable storage

  • Unacceptable storage

  • Improper storage?

  • Storage(Departmental)

  • Transfer to safe storage areas

  • Safe transport unit for glass bottles

  • inventory_form



    Bowling Green State University

    Date of Shipment ________________

    Department/Institution ________________________________________________________

    Department/Institution Contact _________________________________________________CHEMTREC Emergency Number: 1-800-424-9300

    Hazardous Waste/Orphan Chemical InformationOrphan Inventory Information OnlyEHS Shipping Information




    W - Waste O - Orphan C - Corrosive I - Ignitable T - Toxic R - ReactiveC - Certified P - Practical T - Technical R - Reagent Other (Write In)

  • Transportation(On-site)

  • Hazardous waste transport vehicle

  • Waste storage unit

  • Partition areas within storage unit

  • Separation of incompatible chemicals

  • Hazardous WasteStorage Facility(HWF)

  • Storage on wooden shelving withinindividual storage rooms

  • Packaging

  • DOT approvedcontainers

  • Comingling wastesin fume hood

  • Comingling wastes outside

  • Lab-packing chemicalsin 55-gallon drum

  • Proper labeling of waste drums

  • Proper labeling of waste pails

  • Transportation(Off-site)

  • EPA registered transport vehicle

  • Proper loading of waste containers

  • Use of placards as required

  • Use of UniformHazardous WasteManifest system

  • DisposalOptionsEPA approved landfilldeep well injectionincinerationother thermal destructionchemical treatment

  • Aptus hazardous waste incineratorCoffeeville, Kansas

  • Certificate ofTreatmentor Disposal

  • Waste Minimization Programinventory managementsubstitutionmicroquantitiesdrain disposalneutralizationrecycling

  • Inventory ManagementPurchase and store only those chemicalquantities to be used over a short period of time

  • Substitution of hazardous chemicalwith one that is less or non-hazardousSubstitution

  • Use of MaterialSafety Data Sheets inselecting potentialchemicals forsubstitution

  • MicroquantitiesUse of smaller quantities of chemicals can resultin smaller volumes of hazardous wastes

  • Drain DisposalOnly for certain chemicals in small quantitieswith appropriate dilution and POTW approval

  • Elementary NeutralizationProper neutralization of hazardous chemicals canresult in reduced hazardous waste generation

  • Recycling through DistillationSolvent distillation reduces waste volumes andand extends the time between needed purchases

  • OrphanChemical ProgramTransfers useable but unwanted chemicals to those who can use themreduces disposal costsreduces purchasing costs for new materials

  • Hazardous Waste Management atBowling Green State UniversityHAZARDOUSWASTE