Liquid Scintillation Counting Wastes

A 5-gallon red plastic pail for liquid scintillation wastes

Use this red pail for liquid scintillation wastes.

All liquid scintillation vials, regardless of radioisotope, are collected in red 5-gallon polypropylene pails lined with heavy plastic yellow liners.


  • LSC solutions must have a flash point of 140°F or greater.  Most solutions described as eco-friendly or biodegradable are acceptable, but you are expected to read the product literature to verify that the flashpoint is at least 140°F.
  • Do not place any other waste materials (such as gloves, etc.) in the scintillation vial waste pails.
  • Be sure that the vials are tightly closed.