What is hazardous waste?
Hazardous waste is defined as a combination of waste, which because of its quantity, concentration, physical or chemical characteristics may pose a substantial present or potential threat to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, disposed of, transported, or otherwise managed. Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) provides hazardous material disposal services to the university community. Disposal of hazardous waste is free of charge, provided the waste is coming from internal research or teaching activities and the proper waste disposal guidelines are followed. Please refer to the disposal guidelines for the different types of waste.
Hazardous Waste Procedures