Hazardous Waste Program

University of North Texas is registered with the TCEQ as a Large Quantity Generator (LQG)  of hazardous waste and therefore, strict regulations apply. Compliance with these regulations requires partnership and cooperation from all departments involved in the generation and storage of waste on campus.

  • LQG's generate >2,200 lbs or ≥1,000 kg PER MONTH of hazardous waste or >2 lbs or 1 kg per month of acute hazardous wastes. 
  • UNT typically generates approximately 8-15 tons or more of hazardous waste in a calendar year and more than 7 tons of non-hazardous industrial wastes in a calendar year.

Laboratories that generate chemical waste or chemically contaminated lab debris must accurately identify the contents of the waste container on the hazardous waste label. This information is crucial and is required for RMS to properly classify the waste stream for proper disposal. Additional information on identifying hazardous waste and proper disposal of chemical wastes in the lab can be found in the Hazardous Waste Management Program Manual.

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