Waste tags have been distributed to the School of Chemical Sciences, Materials Research Laboratory, Life Sciences, and ECE storerooms. These tags are available at no cost.
Additionally, you may print your own tags using this link. You may print a blank tag, or use the check boxes and text boxes to fill out the form before printing.
You can adjust the size of the tag (based on the size of the waste container) using the “Custom Scale” option under the “Paper Size and Handling” menu in the Adobe Acrobat print dialog box. The full size printout is approximately 7”x 6”. Keep in mind that it may be difficult to write individual constituents if the tag is too small.
Remember: this tag must be affixed to the waste container at all times. Printer paper will become stained or degraded if it comes in contact with chemical waste. It is therefore recommended that tags (rather than printouts) be used on containers to which small aliquots of waste are added over several weeks, or if spilling is likely.
Note: Ballpoint pens and ultra-fine tipped Sharpie markers are recommended for writing on these tags. If you are concerned about the ink running, you may also use pencil, but be aware that pencil may smudge over time.