Environmental Health and Safety

Hazardous Waste Requirements

EH&S is responsible for managing the hazardous waste for the University to ensure that waste is properly accumulated, stored, and disposed of in alignment with Federal, State, and local regulations. EH&S serves as a consultant for the campus community to assist with the following:

  • Advise how to properly accumulate a hazardous waste,
  • Ensure waste is properly labeled,
  • Identify hazardous characteristics of a waste,
  • Spill kit exchange program,
  • Waste labeling,
  • Container compatibility,
  • Chemical compatibility,
  • Emergency spill response

Below is a list of labeling requirements for Hazardous Waste.

  1. Hazardous Waste: The term "Hazardous Waste" must be on the label.
  2. Hazardous Material Name and Concentration: Be as descriptive as possible when identifying the material name and concentration of the waste. "Unknown" is not an acceptable material name and will not be collected by EH&S.
  3. Quantity: Indicate the quantity of the material and check the appropriate unit of measure. Avoid writing in ambiguous units of measure like 3 boxes or 2 bags as they do not quantify the amount of waste accurately. The quantity is the size of the container, not how much is in the container. (e.g. 1 ounce of waste in a 1 gallon container should be listed as 1 gallon)
  4. CA Waste No.: On the reverse of the White (middle) sheet, select the California Waste Number that best describes the waste.
  5. Waste Class: On the reverse of the Gold (last) sheet, select the DOT Waste Class that best describes the material. If multiple classes apply, take the lowest number. (e.g. a class 3 and class 8 should be reflected as class 3 since Flammable liquid is a higher priority than Corrosive Material)
  6. Form: Indicate the physical state of the waste. If any standing liquid, choose liquid. State should be relative to Standard Temperature and Pressure (STP)
  7. Initial Accumulation Date: This is the date you began filling the waste container. This date starts a 90-day clock by which time the waste must be shipped off campus.
  8. Final Accumulation Date: This is the date you completed filling the waste container. Ideally, when the final accumulation date is added, you should notify EH&S for a waste pick-up. The final accumulation date should generally be within 45 days of the initial accumulation date to ensure that EH&S has ample time to arrange for transport off campus within that 90-day window.

In an emergency, call (909) 869-3070 or 9-1-1 from a campus phone.

For information on Hazardous Materials Spill Response, contact Environmental Health & Safety at (909) 869-4697.

To assist departments who generate and accumulate hazardous waste, EH&S can provide drums to the department based on the prices listed below. Please note that EH&S does not cover the expense of containers and any costs must be recovered by reimbursement.

Size Type Material Status Cost
55 Open Top Steel New $61.00
55 Open Top Steel Used $45.00
55 Open Top Poly New $65.00
55 Open Top Poly Used $55.00
55 Closed Top Steel New $61.00
55 Closed Top Steel Used $55.00
55 Closed Top Poly New $61.00
55 Closed Top Poly Used $55.00
30 Open Top Steel New $58.00
30 Open Top Poly New $58.00
30 Closed Top Steel New $26.00
15 Open Top Steel New $45.00
15 Open Top Poly New $47.00
15 Closed Top Steel New $45.00