Hazardous Waste Pick-Ups

Applicable Buildings: Only buildings that are listed are allowed to drop off waste at the locations in which they are associated. Do NOT cross streets with waste. If your building is not listed below, please call the Hazardous Waste Line at (310) 206-1887 for pick-up times.

Routine Waste Only: The listed pick-ups are for routinely generated chemical waste only. Call the Hazardous Waste Line at (310) 206-1887 with any questions.

Young Hall: The first half of the pick up is for solvent bulking only. Non-bulk containers must be brought down during the second half of the pick-up.

Waste NOT Accepted: No medical wastes (pathological or biohazard), no radioactive wastes, and no controlled substances will be accepted.

Biological Hazardous Waste and Radioactive Hazardous Waste is NOT picked up by the Hazardous Waste Team.

    For General Inquires call (310) 206-1887 or email hazardousmaterials@ehs.ucla.edu

    Hazardous Waste Pick-up Schedule

    (Effective January 2017)

    Monday

    TimeApplicable BuildingsPickup Location
    9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.Boyer HallBoyer Loading Dock
    10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.BSRB/OHRC, Boyer Hall, Life ScienceBSRB/OHRC Loading Dock

    Tuesday

    TimeApplicable BuildingsPickup Location
    9:00 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.Young Hall (Solvents Only)MSB Loading Dock
    9:35 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Young Hall, MSB, Geology, Slichter Hall, Franz HallMSB Loading Dock
    10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.MRL, Gonda, NRBMRL Loading Dock

    Wednesday

    TimeApplicable BuildingsPickup Location
    9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.Terasaki Life Science, BotanyTLSB Loading Dock
    10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.CHS, Factor, NPI, BRI, Reed, Marion Davies, JSEI, JLNRCCHS B Level Loading Dock

    Thursday

    TimeApplicable BuildingsPickup Location
    1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.Eng. IV, V, VI, Boelter Hall, Math SciencesEngineering IV Receiving
    2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.CNSICNSI Loading Dock

    Friday

    TimeApplicable BuildingsPickup Location
    9:00 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.Young Hall, MSB, Geology, Slichter Hall, Franz Hall (Solvents Only)MSB Loading Dock
    9:35 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Young Hall, MSB, Geology, Slichter Hall, Franz HallMSB Loading Dock
    10:00 a.m - 10:30 a.m.Physics/Astronomy, Knudsen HallPhysics Receiving

      Use a heavy duty cart and secondary containment (do not carry containers). Do not transport materials on public streets. Follow the hazardous waste pick-up schedule for your building date and time.

      • All personnel transporting chemical waste must be trained on the hazards of chemical waste, safe handling techniques and procedures to follow in the event of a spill.
      • Label all hazardous chemical waste using a WASTe tag.
      • Segregate materials according to hazard classification for transportation. Each hazard class should have a separate secondary container.
      • Hazardous waste can never be left unattended in any public area or at the pick-up location. Waste must be given directly to EH&S personnel.
      • Wear appropriate lab attire (long pants, closed-toe shoes). Bring personal protective equipment (safety glasses, lab coats, appropriate gloves) in case there is a spill. (Note: PPE should not be worn outside of the lab to the pick-up, but should be available to be worn in the event of a chemical spill.

      Liquid waste must be:

      • free of exterior contamination
      • chemically compatible and the size should be suitable for the material stored.
      • in good condition with screw tops.
      • unaffected by leaking, rusting or any other defects.
      • partially filled. (at least 10% air space)

      Dry waste must be:

      • double-bagged in transparent, sturdy bags and cannot have sharp or protruding edges.
      • taped or tied closed.

      Unknown chemicals

      • require the generator to bring a University Recharge Order Request Form (p. 39) completed and signed to cover the costs of analysis.

      Go to Definitions Page for detailed explainations

      Hazardous Materials Manager - General Inquiries
      Emai: hazardousmaterials@ehs.ucla.edu | Phone: (310) 794-5569

      Hazardous Waste Line - To Schedule Pick-Up
      Phone: (310) 206-1887