How do you dispose of tritium exit signs? Tritium EXIT signs must NOT be disposed of as normal trash.
To dispose of a sign properly, a general licensee must transfer the sign to a specific licensee—such as a manufacturer, distributor, licensed radioactive waste broker or licensed low-level radioactive waste disposal facility.
How do you recycle tritium?
- CALL (855) EARTH-55 AND TELL US HOW MANY TRITIUM SIGNS YOU WANT TO RECYCLE.
- COMPLETE THE TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS WORKSHEET.
- PACKAGE AND SHIP YOUR TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS FOR RECYCLING.
How much tritium is in an exit sign? Typical devices initially contain 25 curies of tritium per sign.
Is tritium a hazardous waste? Tritium must be inhaled or ingested in large amounts to pose a significant health risk. Unwanted tritium exit signs may not be put into ordinary trash; they require special disposal. Tritium exit signs that are illegally put in ordinary landfills can break and contaminate the site.