Hazardous Chemical Waste Disposal

Hazardous waste is generally defined as waste that is dangerous or potentially harmful to human health and/or the environment. Hazardous waste regulations are strictly enforced by both the Environmental Protection Agency. The PI and/or Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for managing the hazardous waste program in a safe and compliant manner.

Nearly every entity on campus generates some type of waste requiring off-site treatment, disposal, re-use, or recycling. UNT's Environmental Health and Safety group in Risk Management goal is to ensure that each student, graduate student, faculty, and staff are aware of the proper management practices for handling, storing, and disposing of hazardous wastes generated on campus. Every individual that generates waste in their area is responsible for labeling and identifying their waste, appropriate containerization of the waste, and proper storage of waste in their area until removal can occur.  All chemical wastes should be managed as if they are hazardous.

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