Waste Containers

EHS does not provide waste containers; this is the generator’s responsibility. Original containers can usually be reused for waste (e.g., 4-liter glass jar, 5-gallon metal solvent can). The contents of the original container should be compatible with the waste. Waste containers that can be purchased from EHS include 5-gallon buckets, 30- and 55-gallon open and closed top drums. Contact EHS (494-0121) to discuss waste container needs prior to purchase. 20L carboys can be purchased from a Purdue approved vendor.

If requested, reusable waste containers larger than 4L can be returned to the generator's area. Mark the container clearly with "Return to", the building, and room number. Unsuitable containers will not returned (grossly contaminated, cracked, improper lid, etc.). It can take up to 3 weeks from the date of pickup for a container to be returned. 

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Purdue Police
Phone: (765) 494-8221

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Phone: (765) 494-6919


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