Many pharmaceuticals, when discarded, can be hazardous to the environment and are regulated as universal pharmaceutical waste (UPW) by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection(FDEP). Therefore, these pharmaceutical wastes cannot legally be discarded into the garbage,the sanitary sewer, or biohazardous waste containers.
These materials are subject to hazardous waste regulations unless they are managed or recycled according to the universal waste regulations. Examples include: Batteries, fluorescent lamps, and Mercury containing thermometers.
The removal of electronic equipment is a service that is free through USF's IT department. They will gladly remove any surplus electronic equipment for environmental recycling free of charge for faculty and staff.