Chemical Waste

Chemical waste at Syracuse University is generated through a multitude of activities which include laboratory, teaching, construction, and maintenance activities.  The collection, storage, and disposal of University-generated chemical waste at Syracuse University in managed by EHSS in accordance with state and federal regulations and the University’s Hazardous Waste Management Program.  EHSS also provides hazardous waste training to the University’s waste generators, and  guidance and assistance regarding proper waste management practices to the University community.

University personnel that generate chemical waste are responsible for the proper containerization, identification, labeling, and storage of the waste materials in Satellite Accumulation Areas (SAA) where the waste was generated. Accurate identification, labeling, and storage of chemical wastes in the SAA is a crucial first step in the waste management program.  Additional information regarding the responsibilities of University personnel that generate chemical waste and specific information regarding University-required waste management practices/procedures, such as labeling and storage requirements, can be found in the University’s Hazardous Waste Management Manual.

All personnel that generate chemical waste at Syracuse University are required to receive hazardous waste management training from EHSS.  EHSS’ Training Registration Form can be used register for a hazardous waste management training session.

To request a chemical waste pick up, please submit a Request for Service to EHSS indicating the type of waste pick up required.

Hazardous Waste Management Manual

Guidance Documents

Waste Pick Up Request