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 Hazardous Waste Management Guidebook.
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.
EHS 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: