Notes on RAM Waste

Strategy

  • If it's putrescible, it must be frozen.
  • Put no liquid in the dry waste box.
  • Put no lead in any radioactive waste container.
  • Make sure absorbed liquid pails are as full of dirt as possible.

Label Each Waste Container with the Following:

Other Tips

If you bulk your scintillation fluid waste make sure the emptied scint vials are dry before disposing of them in radioactive waste. Alternatively you may wash the vials and dispose of them in your lab's glass waste.

Radiation Safety compiles the week's waste collection list on Wednesday morning and finishes collections by the end of the day Thursday. If you have waste you want collected, call before Tuesday night! If you call late, we'll put your lab on the following week's collection list.