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.
- Hazardous Waste: The term "Hazardous Waste" must be on the label.
- 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.
- 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)
- CA Waste No.: On the reverse of the White (middle) sheet, select the California Waste Number that best describes the waste.
- 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)
- Form: Indicate the physical state of the waste. If any standing liquid, choose liquid. State should be relative to Standard Temperature and Pressure (STP)
- 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.
- 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.
Hazardous Materials Spill Response
In an emergency, call (909) 869-3070 or 9-1-1 from a campus phone.
For information on Hazardous Materials Spill Response, contact:
Hazardous Waste Disposal
For questions regarding Hazardous Waste Disposal, contact: Call ext. 4697
Drum Exchange Program
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.