Hazardous Waste Management
- Biological Waste safe disposal of medical waste including needles, sharps, and syringes.
- Chemical Waste safe disposal of all waste, surplus, and unwanted chemicals. Specialized services including general laboratory cleanouts.
- Radioactive Waste safe disposal of solid and liquid isotope waste
- Pharmaceutical Waste: safe disposal of research drugs (chemotherapeutic agents, etc.)
- Universal Waste Disposal Program (batteries, fluorescent lamps, lamp ballasts, etc.)
- Toner Cartridge Recycling Program
- WSU Recycling Guide
- WSU Emergency Contingency Plan - hazardous waste locations, building evacuation plans, etc.
- WSU SPCC Plan & PIPP - Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan & Pollution Incident Prevention Plan
- Procedures for chemical emergencies and spills requiring assistance
- Procedures for handling small spills
- Mercury Spills
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.
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.
Additional information on the Asbestos Abatement (Removal) process can be found at https://research.wayne.edu/oehs/environmental/asbestos