Disposal of hazardous and regulated materials
Employees are responsible for
assuring that all hazardous materials, regulated waste, untreated infectious waste,
special waste, radioactive waste, regulated pharmaceutical waste and other miscellaneous
liquid or semi-liquid wastes are disposed of properly. These materials require
special disposal and can not be discarded in campus dumpsters, trash, drains, or compactor
Disposal of hazardous, biological
and radioactive materials is provided and/or coordinated (generally without charge to the
department) by Environmental Health and Safety. The different types of wastes are
defined and procedures for disposal of each type is provided by EH&S.
Producers of campus refuse are
responsible for the proper segregation of wastes into the above-mentioned types.
Departments improperly handling or disposing of these materials will incur costs
associated with the improper action.
Links to useful information on hazardous and regulated waste
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