Hazardous Waste

Radioactive Waste

Lead

HMM will collect lead/leaded objects (e.g. lead pigs, sheet lead, lead bricks, etc.) for disposal/recycling.

Lead pigs must be placed in a sturdy box, taped securely shut, and marked "LEAD PIGS". This also includes lead impregnated objects, such as the plastic containers that New England Nuclear uses to ship stock vials in. Do not put lead in solid LLRW drums.

All lead objects must be smeared for removable contamination and, if necessary, decontaminated prior to collection (instructions).

It is not necessary to manifest lead objects for disposal, however, the lead objects must be placed with any other radioactive waste awaiting collection. Please request a special pick-up if you have lead bricks and/or sheet lead you wish to dispose of.