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 offered up to other participants for their use free of cost. The current user interface also allows for laboratories to post chemicals they currently possess, but are willing to allow use of by other laboratories as well as chemicals they would speculatively accept if it was available.
Joining the ChemSwap Group
EHLS uses a privately shared Google Group to facilitate information sharing with regard to available and wanted chemicals. Visit the University of Houston EHLS Waste group and request membership for access to this resource.