Don't save it up! Do NOT allow more than one container of waste type to accumulate per lab.
A pick up service is provided by the Department of Environmental Health & Safety. Waste material should be placed into glass, metal, or plastic containers and kept closed. Segregate waste by hazard classes. Collect halogenated waste separate from nonhalogenated waste.
To request a pickup, fill out the form below
Categories of waste picked up
- Flammable solids, liquids, and gases
- Halogenated solvents
- Nonhalogenated solvents
- Reactive materials such as peroxides, perchlorates, alkyl-metal compounds and explosives require special handling. Alert the pick up personnel to the nature of the reactivity.
- Corrosives (organic and inorganic)
- Used vacuum pump oil and other lubricating oils
- Rare metals and heavy metals including mercury
- Batteries (however, sealed, non-leaking batteries may be sent to the Department of Environmental Health & Safety in the CAMPUS mail)
- PCB oil and materials
Waste chemicals must be properly labeled, dated, and sorted
- Place a Hazardous Waste label on the container.These are available from the Department of Environmental Health & Safety.
- Write the name of the chemical on the label.The major components or hazardous chemicals should be listed.
- Write the date on the label when waste is first placed in the container.
- Write the date on the label when the container is full.
- All containers must be kept closed except when adding waste.
- You may not store full containers in the laboratory more than three days. Notify the Department of Environmental Health & Safety by phone or email to request a pick up.
- Box the containers for easy carrying. Label the box "Environmental Health & Safety."