Hazardous Waste Management

Hazardous Waste Disposal Program

Emergency Response To Hazardous Material Spills

Electronic Waste (E-waste) Disposal Program

Wayne State University (WSU) must remove all electronic waste on campus as universal waste.  All WSU-owned electronic waste must be returned to WSU for proper handling and processing prior to recycling. Electronic waste may contain WSU proprietary data, and may contain materials that are regulated under environmental, health and safety laws; therefore, WSU electronic waste may NEVER be disposed of in the trash or outside of WSUs process. For data bearing electronics, we recommend you do a secure wipe on devices before recycling and remove micro-SD, SIM or memory cards.

What is Electronic Waste? Electronic waste (E-waste) is defined by the EPA as "electrical and electronic equipment that is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to function (including all components, subassemblies, and consumables from the original equipment at the time of discarding)."  Examples include computers, monitors, telephones, lab or research equipment, refrigerators, or other business equipment.  Think of this as anything with a cord or battery!

Please visit Recycling Electronic-Waste Services at Wayne State University for additional information.

Asbestos Management Program

Project Managers (PMs) are responsible for notifying contractors about the presence of known and suspected asbestos containing materials (ACM) in the areas in which they will be working. Asbestos survey information is available from FPM Design & Construction Services. Contact OEHS ((313) 577-1200) for advice if survey information isn't available.

For more information about asbestos removal see the Asbestos Abatement (Removal) page.