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Equipment Disposal Guidelines

 

These guidelines are intended to cover the disposal of equipment or appliances which have been used for storage or processing of hazardous materials and chemicals at New Mexico State University. For disposal of other equipment and materials please reference to the BUSINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL, Section 8.10, Disposal or Transfer.

Refrigerators and Freezers (Hazardous)- All refrigerators and freezers, whether they are working or non-working, are to be excessed subject to the following procedures.

  1. Notification sent to the Property Office and EH&S (Envir. Health & Safety) Office using the Used Appliance Transfer to Property form. If the item is inventoried the notification shall be accompanied by an Inventory Change Report Form, original to Property Office and copy to the EH&S office.
  2. The refrigerator or freezer shall be cleaned and disinfected by the owning department.
  3. The EH&S Office shall be notified to inspect and sign off on the item(s). This sign off shall be done on the Used Appliance Transfer to Property form.
  4. The requesting department shall furnish an account number to the Property Office together with the Used Appliance Transfer to Property form signed by EH&S. The Property Office will issue a work order to have the item taken by the labor crew to the HVAC department to have the Freon and oil removed.
  5. The item will then be moved by the labor crew to the scrap pile at the back lot of OFS. This item will ultimately be picked up by the scrap dealer.

Refrigerators and Freezers (Non-Hazardous)- All refrigerators and freezers, which have not been used to store hazardous materials, are to be excessed, subject to the following procedures.

Non-Hazardous Working Units -

  1. Notification sent to the Property Office using the Used Appliance Transfer to Property form. If the item is inventoried the notification shall accompanied by an Inventory Change Report Form.
  2. The refrigerator or freezer shall be emptied by the owning department.
  3. The Property Office will issue a work order to have the item taken by the labor crew to the Property Warehouse.

Non-Hazardous Non-working -

  1. Notification sent to the Property Office using the Used Appliance Transfer to Property form. If the item is inventoried the notification shall be accompanied by an Inventory Change Report Form.
  2. The refrigerator or freezer shall be emptied by the owning department.
  3. The requesting department shall furnish an account number to the Property Office. The Property Office will issue a work order to have the item taken by the labor crew to the HVAC department to have the Freon and oil removed.
  4. The item will then be moved by the labor crew to the scrap pile at the back lot of OFS. This item will ultimately be picked up by the scrap dealer.

 

Contact Information 
 Environmental Health& Safety: MSC-3578, P.O. Box 30001, Academic Research Bldg. C, Rm. 109
    Street delivery address: NMSU, 1620 Standley Dr., Academic Research Bldg. C, Las Cruces, NM 88003
    Training Office: Academic Research Unit C, rm110 (see map ), 
    Telephone: 575-646-3327; FAX: 575-646-7898. Website - http://www.nmsu.edu/safety
    Send email to David Shearer, EH&S (click here) with questions or comments about this web site. 
    This page was last updated on 09/21/2014