Waste minimization is required for all persons who generate wastes.
Safety Plans include an annual certification that waste generation has
been minimized and the best available waste management method has been
selected. Understanding the processes in the work
area is essential to evaluating options. The following guidelines serve
as a starting point for establishing a waste minimization process review.
only what is needed, minimize and rotate inventories, redistribute
non-hazardous or less toxic materials in chemical processes, experiments,
and maintenance operations.
and modify process to minimize amount of waste generated, allow for
closed-loop recycling, in-process neutralization, or other minimization
equipment not only for task, but potential for failure, accident, or
other occurences that could result in release of hazardous materials.
wastes from various steps to allow more treatment options and prevent
hazardous waste from non-hazardous waste.
acids and bases that do not contain toxic metals or organics.
toxic materials from process wastes, such as silver from photographic
For additional information, contact Bruce Stewart at 515-6864 or Rob
Pecarina at 515-6863.