EH&S needs the information you provide in the Chemical Waste Collection Request for safety, legal, and logistical reasons.
Safety: Knowing the potential hazards associated with each container allows EH&S staff to prepare for safely evaluating, handling, transporting, and storing chemicals prior to disposal.
Legal: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Transportation, and Washington State Department of Ecology regulations require us to accurately designate the contents of each container so it can be transported legally and disposed of properly by applying the correct hazardous waste codes and treatment standards.
Logistical: We need to know in advance what’s inside the containers to be sure we don’t pick up anything that can’t be transported or disposed of. We also need to know how many containers there are, and the type(s) and size(s) of containers to ensure we have the correct number of transport tubs and space in the vehicle.
If you generate waste on a regular basis, consider setting up a routine pickup.