Hazardous Waste

Chemical Waste

EPA D-listed Wastes

These waste exhibit the following characteristics. Ignitability- a flash point less than 140° F. Corrosivity - pH less than 2 or greater than 12.5. Reactivity - unstable, water or air reactive, generates toxic gases with mixed with water, cyanide or sulfide that generates toxic gases on contact with corrosive liquids, or explosive. Toxicity- wastes that may be harmful to human health or the environment.

EPA F-listed Wastes

EPA F-Listed wastes are wastes from manufacturing and industrial processes (non-specific sources) such as solvents that have been used in cleaning or degreasing operations. F-Listed wastes must be disposed as hazardous waste through EH&S Hazardous Waste Program. Make sure containers are properly labeled “Hazardous Waste”.

EPA P-listed Wastes

The EPA has designated certain chemical wastes as "acutely hazardous" and placed special restrictions on their accumulation and disposal. These "P-Listed" wastes and their empty containers must be disposed of as hazardous waste through the EH&S Hazardous Waste Program. Please label even empty containers of P-Listed wastes as "Hazardous Waste" and dispose of through the normal hazardous waste processes.

EPA U-listed Wastes

EPA U-Listed wastes include off-specification commercial chemical products in an unused form. Some pesticides and pharmaceutical products become hazardous waste when discarded. U-Listed wastes must be disposed as hazardous waste through EH&S Hazardous Waste Program. Make sure containers are properly labeled as “Hazardous Waste”.

Hazardous Waste Documents

Theses are some helpful documents you may need for your lab.

Chemical Spills

Never proceed to clean up a spill if you do not know the hazards associated with the chemical or if you are unsure of how to clean up the spill. Contact EH&S for spill assistance at 813-974-4036.