Hazardous Waste Disposal


Hazardous waste is defined as a waste with properties that make it dangerous or capable of having a harmful effect on human health or the environment. The management of hazardous waste is administered by ESH in accordance with regulations set forth by the State of Maryland, the Federal Government, and University policy. It is the responsibility of individual researchers/entities to ensure the proper disposal of any hazardous material that is generated as a result of research, teaching, and other activities.

These guidelines have been developed to assist in the safe and compliant disposal of hazardous materials. They address the most common general categories of hazardous wastes and are not intended to be all-inclusive or to supersede any alternate waste management procedures specified in research protocols as approved by the appropriate entities.

Please reference the ESH Waste Disposal Guide (best printed on 11″x17″ paper) for a broad overview of waste disposal procedures on UMBC campus. If you have questions, please contact UMBC ESH at esh@umbc.edu