Hazardous wastes generated in UB labs, shops, studios, etc., must be properly managed. EH&S administers a comprehensive program that ensures the University follows the applicable USEPA and NYSDEC hazardous waste regulations. For a detailed description of the hazardous waste program, refer to the EHS Laboratory Safety Manual (available by calling EH&S at 829-3301).
Aqueous mixtures with alcohols such as ethanol (greater than 24%), methanol, isopropyl, etc. must be collected and treated as hazardous waste. Ethanol concentrations of 24% or less are acceptable for drain disposal.
EH&S offers training on how to manage your hazardous wastes on a regular basis. This training is required for lab workers and Principal Investigators.
When hazardous waste containers in laboratory satellite accumulation areas are no more than 90% full: