Environmental Health and Safety

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Environmental Health and Safety is in charge of the disposal of chemical, biological, and radioactive waste for UT Austin.

Procedures for Disposal of Hazardous Waste

Biological Waste and Sharps Disposal

Sharps and biological waste are picked up throughout campus, following receipt of a Biological Waste and Sharps Form (PDF). Supplies, such as sharp containers and cardboard bio boxes, are delivered as they are needed.

Chemical Waste Disposal

In accordance with the university’s Procedures for Disposal of Hazardous Waste, EHS removes regulated or potentially regulated chemical waste from University facilities. The types of wastes collected include laboratory reagents, spent solvents, batteries, and used oil.

To request a chemical waste pick-up:

  1. Read procedures for filling out the Chemical Request for Disposal form.
  2. Download a Chemical Waste Form (PDF).
  3. Submit the completed form either through Campus Mail (C2600) or through the fax at (512) 471-6918.

Fluorescent Light Bulb Disposal (PDF)

Methods for the Destruction and Decontamination of Ethidium Bromide (PDF)

Disposal of Gas Cylinders

Laboratory Clean-Outs EHS performs lab clean-outs when a department has a large number of containers to dispose but does not have the personnel or knowledge to fill out the Request for Disposal forms