Chemical Waste Disposal
Hazardous chemicals and potentially hazardous wastes
generated as a by-product of research and teaching at the University
must be handled and disposed of according to legally mandated methods or
accepted prudent practices. This policy contains guidelines and
procedures for the removal and disposal of hazardous chemical waste.
- Hazardous waste should not be placed in areas
accessible by the general public (e.g. hallways, restrooms, stairways,
outside buildings, loading docks, parking lots or in open motor
- All hazardous waste that has been designated for
disposal must be segregated from chemicals in use and in a safe, but
conspicuous location. DO NOT place hazardous waste in a location
where it could be mistaken for ordinary trash and accidentally disposed
of by Housekeeping personnel.
Chemical Waste Disposal:
- No hazardous chemicals shall be placed in domestic waste containers (dumpsters, trash
cans, etc.), evaporated in a fume hood, poured down drains, rinsed down
sanitary sewers or in any other way released to the environment. Improper disposal of hazardous waste could result in a
fine, imprisonment, or both.
- The generators of the waste to be picked up
must contact Environmental Safety via email and
provide location, quantity and identity of the
materials for pickup. The waste
containers must be properly sealed and labeled with the name of the
chemical (no abbreviations).