Research Integrity

Hazardous Materials Pickup

The quarterly hazardous material and chemical waste pickup is scheduled for Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Please contact persons in your respective departments, laboratories, or shops to inform them of this pickup. We will principally be gathering waste chemicals, used oil, paints and coatings, spent solvents, mercury-containing devices, fixer solutions, and any other potentially hazardous materials or chemical wastes. Spent batteries, lamps, etc., can also be collected for proper disposal or recycling at this time.

Please let Thomas Russell know the identity, quantity, and location of any chemical wastes you will have for removal. We will try to pick them up before the scheduled date for waste consolidation purposes and to reduce the number of stops necessary. Unknown substances are particularly expensive for disposal and cause concern for safe handling, so please make every effort to identify the waste material or its hazard characteristics.

Please contact Thomas Russell by email at or by phone at 765-285-2807 if you will have waste materials ready for pickup on or before March 12, or if you have any questions or need assistance.

If you have unused cleaning compounds, paints, or other products that are suitable for use elsewhere on campus, or that can be excessed for public auction, please contact Purchasing Services, as such materials should be reclaimed for use, rather than disposed as wastes. It will be necessary to complete  B-450 form to facilitate pickup of these materials, and it is preferred that a Safety Data Sheet or other product information be available for any of these chemical products. If you have any questions in this regard, please contact Andrea Stuffel in Purchasing Services at 765-285-1803, or by email at 

The next chemical waste pickup will be in late May or early June. 

Managing Laboratory Hazardous Waste