The University of Minnesota is committed to manage
hazardous wastes (from cradle to grave) in a safe and environmentally
sound manner. Therefore to reduce the
burden of compliance and the cost of management of laboratory waste
associated with research Chemical Waste Disposal is free of
charge to all University Departments who follow basic waste management
as required under:
- Federal Resource
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), enacted in 1976, established the
cradle-to-grave management system for hazardous waste (40 CFR Part 260-265
primarily to protect human health and the environment from
indiscriminant hazardous waste management practices.
- State (Minnesota Hazardous waste Rules, Chapter 7045),
- Local (Western Lake Superior Sanitary District:WLSSD),
- University (Hazardous
Waste Management Guidebook) regulations.
As generators of hazardous chemical waste, UMD departments are
ensuring that their employees follow University of Minnesota guidelines
regarding the proper management and disposal of hazardous chemical
their laboratories, shops or service areas.
Proper disposition of all hazardous materials used in laboratories is,
in the first instance the responsibility of the principal investigator
or researcher to whom a laboratory is assigned. Ultimate responsibility
for hazardous materials management lies with each department.
The Chemical Waste Management Guidebook could be obtained free of
charge from the UMD Environmental Health and Safety Office by calling
726-7139, or accessed on line at: http://www.d.umn.edu/ehso/waste_management/gb.html
To dispose of your chemical waste follow our: Step
Chemical Waste Disposal Guide
Additional Questions regarding waste disposal may be directed to:
Mahjoub Labyad, or
UMD-Environmental Health and Safety Office