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Chemical Exchange Program Request

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Purpose:  

Gives laboratory personnel the opportunity to remove new and unused chemicals from their laboratory. The advantage of using this service is to help reduce purchasing and disposal costs. Once a request has been submitted, it will be logged in with Environmental Health Safety and Risk Management (EHSRM). Please contact EHSRM for a current inventory of chemical(s).

Process:

To meet the chemical exchange program criteria, chemical seal must be intact (i.e. never have been opened).

The following chemicals will not be accepted:

  • Expired
  • Controlled substances
  • Mercury
  • Peroxide formers (e.g. Ethyl ether)
  • P-listed (e.g. Sodium azide, Osmium tetroxide, Cyanide etc.)
  • Pyrophoric or Reactive
  • Damaged or rusted

Contact EHSRM if you are unsure what chemical(s) may or may not be accepted.