Hazardous Waste Labels

Introduction

All containers used to accumulate Hazardous Waste or Universal Waste must have a completed label. Containers need to be labeled as soon as waste begins to be accumulated in them.

A correctly completed label is shown below.

hazardous waste label (22K)

Picking up free Hazardous Waste labels

Free labels are available at several locations on campus. These labels come in a booklets of 20 and are self adhesive. Please take no more than three booklets per customer per visit. Contact Environmental Programs at 206.616.5835 if you would like EH&S to send you some of these labels via campus mail.

Biochemistry Stores
J014 Health Sciences Building
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:15-12:00, 1:00-4:45
Last day of the month
8:15-12:00, 1:00-3:30

Chemistry Department Research Stockroom
036 Bagley Hall
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30-12:00, 1:00-4:30
Closed on UW employee holidays


Printing out your own Hazardous Waste labels

You may also print out your own labels. You can either print and fill out or fill out and then print. We have two formats available:


Universal Waste and shop rag labels

Universal Waste includes batteries, fluorescent lamps and other lamps that contain mercury and mercury-containing items, as well as used shop rags for laundering and used oil. Containers of these items need to be labeled as soon as waste begins to be accumulated in them.

EH&S created labels that you can use for these items. An example is shown below. Contact Environmental Programs at 206.616.5835 or chmwaste@uw.edu if you would like EH&S to send you some of these labels via campus mail.

universal waste label (22K)

EH&S also created the labels below.

These documents above make six paper labels (Avery 5164 or equivalent). All are Word format. Either print and fill out or fill out and print.