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.
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.
Regular weekly collection
Buildings equipped with a hazardous waste storage are placed on a regular weekly pick-up. Users are asked to bring their full containers to these areas and exchange them for empty containers. For safety reasons, only containers approved by Hazardous Waste Management can be stored in those rooms.