I don't know what "best practice" is. I ask my faculty to collect all of the vials in a plastic container (Gladware containers) or plastic baggie and to
label the container/baggie with one of our haz waste labels with contents, etc. I collect these and give them to my waste hauler.
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Michigan - Flint
From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU]
On Behalf Of Elizabeth Curley
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 10:00 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] GC/MS vial disposal?
I have been CHO for about a year, so still pretty new.
One of the questions that has come up is What is the best practice for disposing of GC/MS vials after they have been used. I was thinking you would uncap them add the excess sample to a hazardous waste bottle. But the faculty members tell
me they don't have to remove that leftover 1-2ml of sample and solvent and they just put the vials into broken glass even if they are still half full with solvent.
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