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Waste Services

Hazardous Waste is managed by EH&S. If this is regarding general waste please contact Facilities Management.

Regular Waste & Recyclables

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Examples of Waste:

  • Batteries
  • Computers
  • Refrigerators
  • Fume Hoods
  • Lamps longer than 4 feet in length

Managed by Facilities Management

Go to Facilities Management

Specialty Recyclables


Hazardous Chemical Waste

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Examples of Waste:

  • Chemicals
  • Lecture bottles
  • Chemically contaminated material
  • Paints

Hazardous Waste Program




Medical Waste


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All waste that contains biological components that may be infectious or harmful to human health as defined by the California Department of Health Medical Waste Management Act and the Cal/OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Biohazardous waste
  • Pathological waste
  • Pharmaceutical waste
  • Trace-chemotherapy waste

Self Drop-Off Areas for Medical Waste



Radioactive Waste

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Examples of Waste:

  • Dry radioactive lab waste and contaminated equipment
  • Liquid scintillation vials and fluid waste, including non-radioactive LSC waste
  • Radioactive animal waste (please call 5-5396 to schedule for animal waste)

Schedule for Pick-up (PDF)

Radiation Waste Disposal