In order to prevent pollution and misallocation of valuable chemical stocks, EHLS has implemented a program to facilitate the use of otherwise unused chemicals. The ChemSwap program allows participants to submit requests for unused chemicals to be picked up in the same manner as their other hazardous waste for the convenience of the PI or shop, and once picked up the chemicals are vetted and offered up to other participants for their use free of cost.
Requesting a Pickup
You can request that unused chemicals be picked up through the normal Hazardous Waste Pickup form, annotating those unused chemicals as destined for ChemSwap, or if there is no other hazardous waste (or numerous containers) you can fill out the ChemSwap form and email it to EHLS.
If there are chemicals that your lab or shop need or regularly use, please contact us so that we can be on the lookout for anything that meets your specifications. Chemicals are distributed on a first come, first served basis and are regularly posted here.