- Call General Stores to obtain containers.
- General Stores delivers containers.
- Other containers may be used as long as they are structurally sound and rigid, and can be properly closed so that no lamps can fall out.
Labeling and Marking
- Generator of lamps removes or otherwise defaces all existing container labels attached to empty container.
- Generator of lamps attaches a new University of Iowa “Universal Waste-Lamps” label to the container.
- Mark on the label the date the first lamp is placed in the container.
- Mark on the label the name of the building where the lamps container is stored.
- Prior to disposal mark the label with the final lamp count.
- See section 1.4 of this manual for more information on labels. Contact General Stores or EHS to obtain labels. Labels are also available for printing from the EHS Web site.
- Lamps must be placed inside containers.
- All containers must be kept closed at all times, except when adding lamps. Use tape to hold box flaps shut to prevent breakage. New lamp boxes should also be taped shut.
- A tally sheet is used to account for the number of lamps in the container.
- Containers of lamps must not be stored for longer than 11 months.
- Contact General Stores for pickup not more than 11 months after the date the first lamp is placed in the container, whether the container is full or not.
- General Stores will pick up containers of lamps for disposal.
- Clean up broken lamps immediately.
- Place broken lamp, and broken lamp parts into a lamp container.
- A contractor maintaining a piece of equipment that uses a universal waste lamp may take the lamp with them for recycling. The University department contracting the work must ensure that the lamp is properly managed by the contractor.
- Contractors performing demolition and construction work are required to follow University of Iowa procedures for containers, labeling, storage and disposal.
- Contractors that remove lamps during building or equipment maintenance and do not intend to recycle the lamps are required to follow University of Iowa procedures for container labeling, storage and disposal.