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Frequently Asked Questions on HazWaste Management

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

on Hazardous Waste and Waste Management

Frequently Asked Questions
(about
Hazard Waste
Management training
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q- What is hazardous waste?

Q- What do I need to know about hazardous waste and what information is available

Q - When are the classes on hazardous waste scheduled?

Q- What do I do to dispose of chemical waste?

Q- Who do I call to dispose of chemical waste?

Q- How should the waste be packaged?

Q- How much does disposal cost?

Q - What procedures are there for wastes from

Q - What about the accumulation area? (checklist)

 


(Training Questions)      (Safety Question List)

 


 

Q- What is hazardous waste?

The definition of hazardous waste is given in the NMSU Hazardous Waste Manual

Q- What information is available on hazardous waste procedures for NMSU?

EH&S provides a NMSU Hazardous Waste Manual and gives classes on hazardous waste management (description)

Q - When are classes scheduled?

EH&S gives classes every month (EH&S training schedule)

Q- What do I do to dispose of waste chemicals?

General steps for disposal of lab and general hazardous waste are provided in the NMSU Lab Safety Guide (see Appendix 2 - Disposal of Used Chemicals)
Detailed information on accumulation and disposal of hazardous waste is given in the NMSU Hazardous Waste Manual.

Q- Who do I call to dispose of the waste?

For the NMSU Waste Tracking Forms or to schedule NMSU waste pickup call EH&S at 646-3327.

Q- How should the waste be packaged?

Detailed information on packaging of hazardous waste is given in the NMSU Hazardous Waste Manual

Q- How much does disposal cost?

Disposal of hazardous, biological and radioactive materials is provided and/or coordinated (generally without charge to the department) by Environmental Health and Safety. 

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 (University Policy)

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