From: "Wilhelm, Monique" <mwilhelm**At_Symbol_Here**UMFLINT.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] GC/MS vial disposal?
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:06:08 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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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.


Monique Wilhelm

Laboratory Manager

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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