Chemical Waste

Chemical wastes or chemicals that are surplus or no longer wanted may be disposed of through the Environmental Health and Safety office. The University complies with chapter 173-303 of the Washington Administrative Code regarding chemical waste collection, storage, labeling, transportation, manifesting, and disposal.

Each person generating unwanted chemicals is an integral part of the waste management process, and is personally responsible for proper disposal. The Environmental Health and Safety office will arrange for pick-up, proper storage, and disposal of chemicals.

If you have a chemical waste please label it clearly with waste labels supplied by the Environmental Health and Safety Office.

Fill out a Hazardous Waste/Surplus Chemical Collection Request Form and return it to the Environmental Health and Safety office by campus mail (MS: 9070) or Fax (650-6514).

The form can be downloaded from this page (click on the above underlined text) or sent to your department. After the Environmental Health and Safety office receives your waste collection form, Environmental Health and Safety staff from our department will remove it to a safe location.

The Environmental Health and Safety office collects all used batteries which are work-related, such as from a two-way radio or university equipment. They are disposed of as part of the chemical waste program.

Batteries which are from personal use, such as a personal calculator, may be deposited for recycling at the Bookstore.

Page Updated 08.06.2012