Many different types of waste are generated at the University. Some of this waste is regulated by local, state, and federal environmental regulations due to its potential to harm people or the environment. Generators of these waste are responsible for the proper collection, handling, labeling and storage of these waste in their work area.
Contact EHRS at 215-707-2520 if you have any questions regarding the handling or disposal of a hazardous or regulated waste.
No regulated waste should be placed in general trash, flushed down drains or otherwise inappropriately disposed.
All biological, infectious, and chemotherapeutic waste that is generated at the University must be properly managed and disposed.
- EHRS Policy 005.01: Biohazardous Waste Management
- Biohazardous Waste Collection Request Form (for use on Temple University Main Campus only)
The proper disposal of waste chemical at Temple University is necessary to meet our stewardship and regulatory compliance requirements.
- Chemical Waste Management Manual
This online manual is a written plan to address how the University manages all chemical waste (hazardous and non-hazardous) generated from university laboratories, support services and operations to ensure disposal is done in compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulations.
- Chemical Waste Pickup Request
Individuals may submit chemical waste disposal request to Environmental Health and Radiation Safety
- Laboratory Chemical Waste Management
EHRS provides information and guidance on specific chemical waste streams generated within University laboratories.
Controlled substances that are expired or are no longer of use to your research must be disposed of through a reverse distributor.
“E-Waste. “electronic waste”, and “e-scrap” are terms used to describe used electronics that are nearing the end of their useful life, and are disposed, donated, or give to a recycler.
Radioactive waste is generated by both medical and research used of radioactive material within the University and affiliated hospitals.
- Radioactive Waste Pickup Request
Individuals may submit radioactive waste disposal request to Environmental Health and Radiation Safety.
Federal and state regulations identify eight categories of materials that can be managed as Universal Waste: Batteries, Lamps, Mercury-Containing Equipment, Thermostats, Pesticides, Oil-based Finishes, Photographic Solutions and Aerosol Cans.
- Universal Waste Pickup Request
Individuals may submit universal waste disposal request to Environmental Health and Radiation Safety
EHRS offers a wide variety of training courses to increase your knowledge, improve your ability to recognize and mitigate risk, and help maintain a safe work environment.