All hazardous waste must be disposed in accordance with federal and local regulations. Drain disposal of hazardous waste as well as disposal in the regular trash is unacceptable. Aside from obvious infractions to environmental regulations, drain disposal may lead to dangerous reactions, damage to plumbing systems or create a hazard for trades personnel. Disposal in the regular trash may put caretaking staff at risk. Remember that just because a chemical is water soluble does not necessarily make it suitable for drain disposal.
Removal of most hazardous wastes is available to University departments at no charge. Individual departments may however be charged for the cost of identification and disposal of "unknowns".
Pick up of hazardous waste at the Fort Garry campus is initiated by filling out a Hazardous Waste Removal Form and sending it to EHSO. Pick up is normally within two weeks for smaller quantities, whereas larger laboratory clean outs require more notice.
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) has decommissioned and vacated the waste rooms in the Basic Science Building (aka old Basic Science) November 30, 2015.
The new Bannatyne combined waste facility for radioactive and hazardous waste opened August 11, 2016. The location is room 071 Brodie Centre. Please click on this link for a map.
Radioactive waste will be accepted between 10:00 and 11:00 AM every second and fourth Thursday of each month. Hazardous waste can be dropped off between 11:00 AM and 12 Noon every second and fourth Thursday of each month. Please click on the link below for the Bannatyne Waste Disposal Calendar.
Alternate arrangements can be made to accommodate those unable to stop by at the regularly scheduled time. To make those arrangements or if there are any question please contact EHS through the Hazardous Waste Email (email@example.com) .
*NEW* - Hazardous Waste Removal Form (Adobe Fillable PDF)
IMPORTANT NOTE: if browser doesn't open the form in Firefox - click on "Open with a Different Viewer" button on top right and chose to open with Adobe Acrobat or save file to your computer. Please contact Darrin Jolicoeur if you are unable to open the form and an e-mail copy of the form will be sent to you.
A limited supply of pre-printed labels are also available from EHS.
Please call EHS at 204-474-6633 to order labels.