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1. Introduction 8
5. What Do I Do with My Waste Materials? 14
Directory of Service and Emergency Providers 3
A. Introduction 8
B. Waste vs. Recyclable? 9
C. Why Must I Properly Manage My Waste Materials? 10
Unwanted Materials 10
The Three Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 10
It’s The Law 10
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 11
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) 11
The City of Ames 11
D. Information for All Generators of Waste Materials 12
Proper Disposal 12
Training 12
Waste Determination 12
Accumulation of Waste Materials 12
Containers 12
Labeling 13
Waste Removal 13
Personal Protective Equipment 13
Spills 13
Additional Resources 13
E. What Do I Do with My Waste Materials? 14
Aerosol Cans 14
Animal Carcasses and Tissue 14
Appliances 14
Art Supplies 14
Audio/Visual Materials 14
Ballasts 15
Batteries 15
Biohazardous Materials 15
Cell Phones and PDAs 15
Chemicals 15
Cleaning Supplies 15
Computers and Electronics 16
Cosmetics and Personal Items 16
Cylinders and Propane Tanks 16
Drugs and Controlled Substances 16
Empty Chemical Bottles 16
Film, Negatives and X-rays 16
Fluorescent Bulbs and High Pressure Lamps 16
Glass 17
Human Tissue 17
Ink Cartridges and Toner 17
Laboratory Equipment 17
Laboratory Glassware 17
Laboratory Standards 17
Mercury 17
Oil, Oil Filters and Oil-filled Equipment 18
Paints 18
Paper and Cardboard 18
Pesticides 18
Plant Tissue 18
Radioactive Materials, Equipment and Lasers 18
Regular Trash 18
Scrap Metal 18
Sharps, Syringes and Needles 19
Smoke Detectors 19
Tires 19
Unknown Chemicals 19
F. Management and Disposal of Waste Chemicals 20
Chemicals in Laboratories and Other Locations 20
Prohibition of Improper Disposal 20
Satellite Accumulation 21
Satellite Accumulation Area Posting 22
Containers 24
Labeling 24
Training 24
Universal Wastes 25
Lamps 25
Batteries 25
Pesticides 26
Mercury-containing Equipment 26
Oil 26
G. Waste Minimization 28
Recycling/Reuse 28
Appliances 28
Ballasts 28
Batteries 28
Chemical Redistribution 28
Computers and Electronics 28
Fluorescent Lamps 29
Ignitable Solvents 29
Oil 29
Reduction/Substitution 29
Batteries 29
Down-scaled Laboratory Experiments 29
Equipment or Technology Modification 29
Ethidium Bromide 30
Glassware Cleaning Solutions 30
Latex versus Petroleum-based Paint Products 30
Light Bulbs 31
Non-chlorinated Degreasers 31
Non-halogenated Solvents 31
Non-mercury Thermometers and Equipment 31
Non-discrimination Statement 32
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