Unwanted Lab Equipment
E-waste is considered hazardous waste and must go out via EH&S. E-waste includes all broken, non-inventoried, small electronic devices, and battery containing equipment such as:
- TVs and monitors
- Computers, keyboards, mice, printers, and scanners
- Telephones, cell phones, and answering machines
- Radios, stereo equipment, tape players, and recorders
- VCRs, CD players
- Battery-containing devices (calculators, timers, flashlights, etc.)
- Some appliances, including microwaves
To arrange for EH&S hazardous waste pick-up:
- If the equipment was used near isotopes, request radiation decontamination clearance.This should be your first step!
- If it was used near ethidium bromide special precautions must be taken. See Handling Ethidium Bromide for clean-up instructions.
- If the equipment is clear of radiation and/or ethidium bromide contamination, clean and decontaminate it with freshly made 10% bleach solution.
- Contact Safety Office to green tag your e-waste.
- Create an EH&S hazardous waste tag and submit a hazardous waste pick-up request using the Online Waste Tag Program (OTP).
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.