- Any structurally sound, rigid container is acceptable.
- Large batteries need not be placed into a container.
Labeling and Marking
- Generator of batteries attaches a University of Iowa “Universal Waste-Battery” label to either the container, or directly on large batteries.
- Mark on the label the date the first battery is placed in the container.
- Mark on the label the name of the building where the battery/battery container is stored.
- See section 1.4 of this manual for more information on labels. Contact EHS to obtain labels. Labels are also available for printing from the EHS Web site.
- Small batteries must be placed inside containers.
- Containers must be kept closed at all times, except when adding batteries to container.
- Containers of batteries must not be stored for longer than 11 months.
- Contact EHS for pickup not more than 11 months after the date the first battery is placed in the container, whether the container is full or not.
- For individual batteries, contact EHS for pickup not more than 11 months after the battery is labeled and dated.
- EHS will pick up batteries/containers of batteries for disposal.
- Clean up broken/leaking batteries immediately.
- Place into a separate container from non-broken/non-leaking batteries.
- Parts and residues of broken/leaking batteries become hazardous waste.
- Label containers with hazardous waste labels supplied by EHS. Labels are also available for printing from the EHS Web site.
- Contact EHS for disposal.