Hazardous Waste Management

Hazardous waste is waste that is dangerous or potentially harmful to our health or the environment. Hazardous wastes can be liquids, solids, gases, or sludges. They can be discarded commercial products, like cleaning fluids or pesticides, or the by-products of manufacturing processes.  You can visit EPA Hazardous Waste Site and DOEE Hazardous Waste Site for more information.

For managing hazardous waste in the laboratories, please refer to Georgetown University Laboratory Hazardous Waste Management Procedures.  For managing hazardous waste in other area,  please contact EH&S office at 7-7172 or safetyfirst@georgetown.edu.

To request a waste pickup, please access the EH&S Chem Bio Portal to request a waste pickup.

Universal Waste

There are five types of universal waste based on the federal universal waste regulations (Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) in part 273):

  • Batteries
  • Pesticides
  • Mercury-Containing Equipment
  • Lamps
  • Aerosol cans

Please contact EH&S office, for disposing universal waste.