Laboratory Waste Disposal
The Environmental Health & Safety office staff arrange pickups of laboratory waste from laboratories. Licensed hazardous waste contractors pack all University chemical waste into "lab packs". Lab packs are drums (5-55 gallons) which are packed with chemicals from the same hazard class. The drums are filled with different size bottles and packing materials. Once full, they are sealed and labeled according to Department of Transportation regulations, and shipped to an appropriate treatment, storage and disposal facility. Most waste that the University generates is incinerated at an EPA approved facility. A small amount of waste material is recycled.