In order to create a waste record, you must first have a valid waste request profile. You will need to edit your waste profile to include additional PIs if you don't see them in the drop-down (after clicked "Edit" next to "PI" in the top part of the waste request screen.

  1. On the EHSA Home Screen: Click on the far left icon (Waste)
  2. On the next screen: Click on “Add a Waste Request”. If you don’t have a valid profile, a pop-up will indicate “Missing Waste Request Profile”.
  3. Click on “Yes”
  4. The top part of the profile should auto-populate. If it does not, enter: User ID, Name, Phone Number and e-mail address.
  5. Under “Waste Request Information” click on Add.
  6. Select the appropriate PI from the drop down. You will likely only have one choice.
  7. Select the appropriate Department, Building, and Lab Number. Your choices will be restricted based on your PI selection. For those PIs who occupy multiple buildings and/or labs: select those you use most often and click “Yes” under default. For any PI, you will be able to change locations, if necessary, on the “Add a waste request” screen.
  8. Click on “Save”
  9. If you have another PI you work for, you can add them now, or at a later time using “Edit profile” on the waste request screen.
  10. Scroll down – all the way to the bottom – and click “Save” again. This will take you back to the waste request screen with a valid profile.

Accumulation containers are containers that you intend to use to collect waste. To conform to EPA rules, these containers should be labeled BEFORE waste is added.

 

  1. Click on “Waste” icon
    Click on “Waste” icon
  2. Click on "+Add a Waste Label" icon (left top corner), a new screen will pop out
    Click on "+Add a Waste Label" icon (left top corner), a new screen will pop out
  3. Fill out the form to the best of your knowledge. Do not guess - if you are not sure, leave an empty field. All red marked fields must be filled out. If it is possible, use a template (see separate instructions for creation and use of TEMPLATES.) Feel free to post comments in a "Comments" field. Double check your PI and lab room info.
    Fill out the form to the best of your knowledge. Do not guess - if you are not sure, leave an empty field. All red marked fields must be filled out. Feel free to post comments in a "Comments" field. Double check your PI and lab room info.
  4. If you have more than one container, click "Add Container".
    If you have more than one container, click "Add Container".
  5. Click on "Save" at the bottom of a page.
    Click on "Save" at the bottom of a page.
  6. Print your new waste label immediately and apply on your waste container. To print - go to "Haz Waste Label" green icon (first left column), a new tab or window (depending on your browser preferences) will show up. Print it and apply on your waste container immediately.
    Print your new waste label immediately and apply on your waste container. To print - go to "Haz Waste Label" green icon (first left column), a new tab or window (depending on your browser preferences) will show up. Print it and apply on your waste container immediately.

Create Waste Containers

On the EHSA Home Page: Select: "Waste" (This will take you to a listing of all waste containers currently in your inventory.)

  1. Click on “+Add a Waste Request” button, upper left.
  2. Complete required fields for the container.
    1. Waste Type: select "Chemicals-Used"
    2. Hazards: click in the box and select all that apply from the drop-down menu
    3. Entry Type: from drop-down, enter the relative amounts of contents by either % or volume
    4. Accumulating: select "Yes/No"
    5. Container Type, Physical Type, & Unit of Measure: select from drop-down menus
    6. Container Size: enter a number corresponding to the unit of measure
    7. Location of Waste: use if necessary to describe where the waste is located within or around the lab. This is not the building and/or room number; these will be recorded automatically.
  3.  Under Container Contents: for the 1st chemical, type in the 1st four letters of the chemical and click “Search”. This will take you to a list of chemicals. Find the one you want, and click “Select”.
  4. Repeat step 3 as necessary to add additional chemicals. (Note: you may have to adjust volume or percentage entries.)
  5. When you have added all chemicals, scroll down and click on "Save". This will return you to the listing of waste containers with the newly created one at the top of the list.
  6. Click on the green "Haz Waste Label" button on the far left. This will generate a label for your container.
  7. Print the label that is generated and attach it to the container.
  8. Collect the waste. There are blank lines on the label that may be used to write/record additional chemicals.

These are items in your inventory that have a barcode but that you no longer require.

  1. Select "Waste". This will take you to a listing of all waste containers currently in your inventory.
  2. Click on "+Add a Waste Label" button, upper left.
  3. Scroll down to Container Contents/Chemical Description
  4. Select "Search"
  5. Select "Show PI's Inventory"
  6. Scroll until you find the container you want to get rid of and click on "Select"
  7. A pop-up will appear asking whether you want to apply container details, click on "Yes"
  8. Complete any required fields in the request. Most of these will auto-populate based on your selection.
  9. If you have more items to dispose of, click on "Add Container"
  10. Perform steps 3 through 9 until you have selected all the items you want to remove.
  11. A box will pop up asking "Would you like to Submit this request for pickup or Save this request?"
    • If you click on “Save", you will be returned to the listing of waste containers with the new container at the top of the list.
      • Attach a green "Hazardous Waste" sticker (EHS provided, contact us if you need more) to the container. Place it so as not to obscure any other information – the container top is likely the best place.
      • Select "Request Pickup". ​The "Request Pickup" button will change from dark grey to light grey and the words will change to “Request Received” There is no need to print or attach a new label. ​
      • EH&S Hazardous Waste staff will be notified of your pickup request.
    • If you click on "Save and Submit", EH&S Hazardous Waste staff will be notified of your pickup request and you will be returned to the listing of waste containers with the new container at the top of the list.
      • The "Request Pick-up Button" will have already changed to read “Request Received”.
      • Attach a green "Hazardous Waste" sticker (EHS provided, contact us if you need more) to the container. Place it so as not to obscure any other information – the container top is likely the best place.

This is for Bio-Boxes, Plastic bins, and sharps.

  1. Select the "Waste" icon. This will take you to a listing of all waste containers currently in your inventory.
  2. Click on “+Add a Waste Label” button, upper left.
  3. Complete required fields for the container.
    1. Waste Type: select "Biological"
    2. Accumulating: select "Yes"
    3. Container Type: select from drop-down menu
    4. Location of Waste: use if necessary to describe where the waste is located within or around the lab. This is not the building and/or room number; these will be recorded automatically.
  4. When you are done scroll down and click on "Save". This will return you to the listing of waste containers with the newly created one at the top of the list.
  5. Click on the green "Haz Waste Label" button on the far left. This will produce a label for your container.
  6. Print this label and attach it to the container.

Any waste that is radioactive, including Uranium or Thorium, must be handled by the Office of Radiological Safety.  Instructions for radioactive waste can be found at https://www.uab.edu/ehs/node/1048.  Please contact ORS at 404-894-3605 or ors@ors.gatech.edu if there are any questions.

Templates provide a convenient way to avoid having to perform the same steps over and over. If you repetitively create the same waste, you may want to take advantage of this feature.


To Create A Template

  1. Create the appropriate waste record for the initial container.
  2. Before you save the record, click on “Template Options” (upper right of the container information).
  3. Name your waste stream and select "Update". Make sure the name you use is descriptive enough to identify later.
  4. Save the record.

To Use A Template

  1. Select "+Add a Container"
  2. Select entry type – Chemicals-Used, Biological, etc. And whether or not it is an accumulation container,
  3. Click on “Template Options”
  4. Use the “drop down” under “Apply Template” to select the correct template and then click on “Apply”.
  5. Save the record.
Note: Before saving the record you can still edit it: for example changing the type or size of the container, or adding something to the contents.

Note: In the interest of efficiency, we ask that you make a reasonable effort to queue your waste. For example, if your lab produces 4 liters of solvent waste each day, you may be able to hold 5 or 6 containers in the lab before requesting a pick-up.

Waste requests are picked-up in 3 business days, starting on the following day.

  1. Click on “Waste” icon (Dashboard)
    Click on “Waste” icon (Dashboard)
  2. Highlight a Waste Container you are interested in by a single mouse click
    Highlight a Waste Container you are interested in by a single mouse click
  3. Click on "Request Pickup" blue icon (second left column), a confirmation notification will pop out.
    Click on "Request Pickup" blue icon (second left column), a confirmation notification will pop out.
  4. Click on "Yes" if this is a correct item for a pick up request
    Click on "Yes" if this is a correct item for a pick up request
  5. Your request is submitted, your Waste Container should have "Request Received" status (blue icon, second left column)
    Your request is submitted, your Waste Container should have "Request Received" status (blue icon, second left column)