WASTE DISPOSAL:


Assuring that campus generated wastes are disposed of in an environmentally sustainable manner and reducing the size of the waste stream that flows to the landfill are key components of EH&S's Pollution Prevention Program. EH&S is directly responsible for collecting and disposing of campus generated hazardous waste but is not a recycling facility. Nonetheless, EH&S enthusiastically supports the recycling programs available on campus and in the local community, and is pleased to provide the following information on environmentally responsible methods for disposing of various types of waste material.

How do I dispose of:

  • Campus Generated Hazardous Waste: Following the instructions outlined on the Hazardous Waste Disposal Page, log in to the EH&S site and fill out an online "Request for Hazardous Waste Pickup" request.
  • Autoclaved Biological/Biomedical Waste: Bagged waste that has been run through an autoclave sterilization cycle is to be placed inside a black trash bag and put into the dumpster for normal trash pickup. Labs are responsible for procuring their own black trash bags. Black trash bags may be procured from Central Supply (Part# PC58168BK) or from outside sources as necessary.
  • Empty Hazardous Material Containers: Containers may be disposed of according to the instructions on the the Hazardous Waste Disposal Page.
  • Household Hazardous Waste (Washington County)
    • Oil based paints
    • pesticides
    • solvents
    • aerosol cans
    • household cleaners
    • automotive fluids
    • TVs
    • Computers
    • Monitors
    • Cell phones
    • Electronic devices
  • Tires (Washington County)
  • TVs, Computers, Monitors etc. (Washington County)
  • Small Computer Components (Arkansas Union Computer Store)
    • circuit boards
    • keyboards
    • optical drives
    • computer cabling (external or internal)
    • mice
  • Recycleables (Razorback Recycling)
    • corrugated cardboard
    • white paper
    • mixed paper
    • plastic drink bottles
    • glass
    • steel cans
    • unbroken florescent lights
  • Cell Phones (RBRC)
  • Car batteries (Vaughn Battery)
  • Rechargeable batteries (RBRC)
  • Alkaline batteries (Arkansas Union Computer Store)
  • Mercury containing devices
    • mercury thermometers
    • mercury switches
    • Thermostat Probes
    • High Intensity Discharge Lamps
    • Pressure Gauges
    • Flow Meters
    • Float Switches