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Where are we now?
  • The Chemical and Biological Safety Plan for the Sciences and Social Sciences provides detailed written procedures for handling and disposing of hazardous waste
  • Our Hazardous Waste Procedures worksheet also detail how we comply with the New Hampshire Hazardous Waste Rules and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
  • The Integrated Contingency Plan provides detailed emergency response procedures in the event of a spill of oil or hazardous materials
  • Weekly inspection of Hazardous waste storage areas.
  • Mandatory training every three years for all personnel who handle hazardous chemicals.
  • Hazardous waste coordinator attends mandatory 8 hour annual training to comply with New Hampshire Hazardous Waste Rules.
  • Secondary containment bins used to store all hazardous liquids and liquid wastes.
  • Detailed tracking of all hazardous waste disposal activities.
  • Use of a full service licensed hazardous waste disposal contractor to dispose of approximately 2 tons of hazardous waste per year.
  • Regularly scheduled pickups are planned at the end of each semester.

Where do we want to be?
  • Maintain good housekeeping
  • Clearly mark the contents of all chemical containers
  • Substitute less hazardous chemicals whenever possible
  • Reduce the scale of processes so that less waste is generated
  • Include waste minimization when planning experiments or demonstration
  • Limit the amount of chemicals purchased to what can be used within six months-It is easier to order additional chemicals than to dispose of unwanted or unused surplus chemicals
  • Role model good behaviors for students

How do we get there?
  • Train all students, faculty and staff who handle hazardous chemicals
  • Encourage all chemical users to reduce, re-use, recycle!
  • Dispose of all unwanted chemicals properly, especially chemicals with expiration dates
  • Assure that outdated hazardous waste disposal methods are not used. Examples include: evaporation, sewer or regular trash disposal.
  • Examine all wastes generated and ask if they could be minimized and how
  • Keep an up-to-date inventory of all hazardous materials
  • Sharing of unwanted chemicals with colleagues when possible


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