Environmental Health and Safety

Regulated Waste Disposal

The University of Texas at Austin generates a variety of regulated wastestreams

Hazardous Waste

The University of Texas at Austin is registered as a generator of hazardous chemical waste with both the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission (TNRCC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). University procedures for the disposal of Hazardous Chemical Waste and Biological Waste can be found on the EHS Procedure for Disposal of Hazardous Waste.

Computer Disposal

When departments retire computer equipment it is transferred to Surplus Property. As required of state agencies by SB1105, computers and monitors are transferred from Surplus Property to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for recycling. The recycling and disposal of computers and monitors is described in the TDCJ Computer Recovery Operation.