Hazardous Waste Disposal

Hazardous waste collection for biological, chemical, and radioactive waste materials is carried out by the Environmental Health and Safety Office.  All waste materials must be appropriately labelled and contained prior to removal by the EHS Office. Proper labelling, packaging, and storage of hazardous wastes are the responsibility of the waste generator. Appropriate procedures are available from EHS Office.

Note: It is dangerous and illegal to dispose of hazardous biological, chemicals, and radioactive materials down drains or in the regular garbage going to landfill.

Managing the waste stream is everyone's responsibility. Failure to observe appropriate disposal practices can cause harm to people and the environment. Failure to follow appropriate practices can also lead to prosecution. Your co-operation is essential to ensure that all hazardous wastes are disposed of in accord with the appropriate procedures.

As our researchers develop new and exciting technologies, support services must be able to readily adapt to these changes and if possible, be prepared for the different types of materials that are produced. We generally accept the full range of hazardous waste including ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic, infectious, and radioactive materials. In the last few years, we have seen an increase in both volumes and costs for hazardous waste disposal services. In order to provide sustained services in the future, we are required to implement a recovery fee structure for hazardous waste disposal services for large submissions and/or requests demanding additional specialized services.