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​​​​​NOTICE: The COVID-19 pandemic has required changes be made to the protocol for collecting waste. These changes prioritize the health and safety of NIH staff and our waste contractors. ​ Read about the changes here​.

The Biden Administration is launching an interactive speaker series for Federal employees to hear from dynamic and thought-provoking leaders and innovators within the climate and sustainability space. The first session is on Wednesday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. ET with a discussion on tackling climate change with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe. Webinar registration is free.
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The NIH has created a hazardous waste search table to assist with filling out the NIH Chemical Waste Tag. This table indicates the hazards associated with a single waste component in a format similar to the Chemical Waste Tag. Visit the Search Table page to begin your search!
Learn More/environmental-programs/Pages/hazardous-waste.aspx
The NIH has developed a new chemical waste tag to be adopted and used immmediately. This tag conforms with changes to local waste management regulations and introduces hazard pictograms to ease the difficulty of filling out the tag.
Learn More/environmental-programs/Pages/Chemical-Waste-Tag.aspx
The NIH has published guidance for staff to ensure hazardous waste is properly disposed. This guide sets the protocol for obtaining permission to dispose a chemical to the sanitary sewer. The guide also lists pre-cleared chemicals that can be disposed without obtaining direct permission.
Learn More/environmental-programs/Pages/NIH-Drain-Disposal-Guide.aspx

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