- Go to the Online Waste Tag Program now.
Learn how to get and use waste tags generated with the Online Waste Tag Program (OTP).
UC San Diego hazardous waste generators must have a Waste Generator Number to use the Online Waste Tag Program (OTP) and before Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) technicians can collect their waste.
When you're assigned a WGN, you automatically get an OTP account.
By law, hazardous waste containers must be properly labeled for storage, transportation, and disposal.
A UCSD hazardous waste tag stating ownership, accumulation start date, contents, and hazards of the waste must be securely attached to your waste container before waste is added.
Avoid violations and possible penalties from regulatory agencies: label all hazardous wastes promptly with complete information.
When you enter information about a waste chemical into the OTP, a completed waste tag is generated, ready for you to print and attach to your container.
Note: In addition to knowing the WGN for your lab or facility, you must have a UCSD Business Systems (sometimes referred to as Single Sign-On) user name and password to access the OTP.
The OTP does much more than print waste tags. To make hazardous waste management easier, the OTP will:
Contact Richard Snow, (858) 534-9984 or 534-2753, if you have questions or need assistance with the OTP.
UCSD's Online Waste Tag Program is the preferred way to request hazardous waste pickup. The OTP has:
See How to Request a Hazardous Waste Collection for other ways to have your hazardous waste collected.
All hazardous waste must be collected within 90 days from when waste is first put into containers.
If information is missing from your container's tag when EH&S technicians come to collect it, they may not be able to accept the waste. If this happens, they'll leave a Waste Refusal Notice.
Accumulation containers reused for the same waste before being emptied into a larger waste container must be labeled with a recurring accumulation use waste tag (PDF).
To use this protocol, follow these conditions:
The larger waste container must have a complete Online Waste Tag attached to it before the daily/weekly recurring waste container is put into use.
Please refer to How to Label Chemical Containers and the Hazardous Waste Generator Requirements (CAL/EPA) Fact Sheet (PDF) for more information.
Enter the Online Waste Tag Program and choose Order More Holders. Waste tag holders will be sent via campus mail at the earliest convenience.
Note: This page has a friendly link that's easy to remember: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/wastetag