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Environmental Health and Safety

Hazardous Waste Pick-up Request

Schedule a Pickup

Once the following requirements listed below have been met, labs can schedule a request for waste pick-up.

Hazardous waste is the responsibility of the generator of that waste. In order to have laboratory waste picked up, the following requirements must be met:

  1. The outside of each container must be clean. 
  2. Each container must have a HW tag that is filled out completely with all chemicals present in the container.
  3. Characteristic Label must be marked to inicate all physical hazards associated with the material inside the container, (Flammable, Corrosive, Toxic, Reactive, and/or Oxidizer).
  4. The container(s) must be closed at all times unless adding material.
  5. Each container must be entered into the database individually.
  6. Waste containers must be kept in a secure location where the material was created.
  7. Hazardous waste containers must never be left in the hallway.
  8. All liquid waste must have pH listed on tag. (Must be checked with litmus paper)

USC EHS has the right to reject any hazardous waste containers that do not comply with the previous  requirements listed above.

REMEMBER: Empty glass containers and broken glass should be disposed of in a broken glass box or in the regular trash, the only exception are containated material with P-listed [pdf] chemical waste. P-listed materials must be submitted to EHS for disposal via the database. - DO NOT DISCARD ANY P-LISTED MATERIAL DOWN THE DRAIN OR PLACED IN THE REGULAR TRASH. 

Hazardous Waste Resources

SCDHEC- Bureau of Land & Waste Management

OSHA- Hazardous Waste

EPA- RCRA Online

EPA Non-Specific Source Waste [pdf]

EPA Toxicity Characteristic Waste [pdf]

EPA Specific Source Waste [pdf]

SCDHEC- Environmental Quality Control

P-listed Waste [pdf]


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