Hazardous Waste Management
What's new @ HWM?
Reminder: keep your chemical inventory up to date!
It is now mandatory to use myLab to keep track of your laboratory chemical inventory. Don't forget to remove items from your inventory when you submit a request for chemical waste disposal!
New procedure for Autoclaved biomedical waste disposal (Downtown campus)
If your laboratory is disposing of autoclaved biomedical waste in the regular garbage, this announcement is for you! Starting February 26th 2013, a new procedure is in place. For more details, follow this link!
Mercury thermometer exchange program
Hazardous Waste Management is proud to be a partner of this program. Details on the procurement website www.mcgill.ca/procurement/howto/thermometers
Plexiglass shield for 4L and 1L containers
We still have a few plexiglass shielding custom made for our 4L (65$) and 1L (40$) radioactive waste containers. To order, call 5066. You will need to provide a FOAPAL before ordering.
Waste disposal at McGill
The HWM has disposal guidelines, and handles various types of wastes for internal and external clients:
How to package and label your chemical waste and have it ready for collection by the HWM.
Safe disposal of biomedical waste requires proper packaging and care.
If you produce bulk waste in solid or liquid form, find out more on how to package it properly for disposal.
If you have waste products that need to be collected, first prepare your inventory to pick up and submit it to us. We will get in touch with you to schedule an appointment. If your building has a waste room, see also our regular pickup schedule across both campuses (your inventory list will still be required).
We handle recyclable hazardous materials and other items that cannot be accepted via the university's recycling program, such as batteries, appliances, and various metals.