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Chemical Waste Procedures

The University generates many different kinds of chemicals, much of which is defined as hazardous per the EPA. We are required to comply with the hazardous chemical waste regulations and we have a cradle to grave responsibility for hazardous waste generated on campus. Details of the hazardous waste program can found in the university’s Hazardous Waste Manual


Whenever possible we urge members of the UH community to recycle or reuse chemicals rather than disposing of them. EHLS operates a CHEM-SWAP program free of charge for the campus. If you have a chemical that could be recycled or reused please fill out a CHEM SWAP Form and send it to EHS.