EH&S collects units small enough to be carried out with a dolly. Larger units such as -80°C freezers must be sent out via Surplus Sales.
If isotopes were stored in your refrigerator or freezer, please request a radiation decontamination clearance from EH&S before you begin defrosting and decontaminating the unit.
If your unit shows signs of radiation contamination, follow EH&S's instructions on how to decontaminate and safely prepare the unwanted unit for disposal. All run-off from the melting ice must be collected and tagged as radioactive liquid waste. All paper towels, gloves, etc used in the clean-up process must be tagged as radioactive solid waste.
Small Refrigerators - Disposal via EH&S:
Freezers and Large Refrigerators - Disposal via Surplus Sales:
EH&S recycles reusable materials and disposes of hazardous components appropriately. For more information, contact the EH&S Environmental Management Facility at (858) 534-2753.