Environmental, Health and Safety Services

When does my chemical waste get picked up?

Generally chemical waste is picked up daily from main campus. The Department of Chemistry has weekly pick-ups on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings. The typical turnaround for those on main campus after submitting the Waste Pickup Request to EHS is three weeks.  Please watch for the following problems that can cancel or delay a pick-up:

  • Doors locked preventing technicians from accessing space,
  • Waste that is not labeled (each container with individual ID) cannot be removed; and label must be affixed to container,
  • Containers that are not properly closed (lids present and closed) cannot be removed,
  • Waste containers scheduled for pick-up must be visible to EHS personnel when entering the space. 

If you have questions, please contact EHS at 231-3600.