McGill waste disposal is free of charge to all users, provided the waste is presented as defined by the University and governmental guidelines. To maintain this free service and to avoid any expensive disposal penalties, radioactive waste picked up from users will be periodically checked.
For liquids: A full characterization of the liquid waste will be done to ensure that specifications are met.
For Delay and Decay: It's simple: should the waste not be decayed after the calculated period, we will suspect that the label was not properly filled out.
Hazardous Waste Management provides all the containers you need usually free of charge.
To ensure either the safe handling of hazardous materials, or to maximize disposal options, the use of these containers is encouraged and sometimes enforced.
For safety reasons, do NOT overfill the containers. Also, make sure to enter the information on the supplied label LEGIBLY and COMPLETELY.
Solid radioactive waste
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, our current disposal site for radioactive waste, has implemented new disposal guidelines and pricing policy.
One aspect of the new guidelines is the removal from the waste stream of all radioisotopes that can readily and easily be decayed.