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Hazardous Chemical Waste Pick-Ups

The UCLA Hazardous Waste Program is closed during all university observed holidays. 

The hazardous chemical waste pick up is a routine service provided for research laboratories on UCLA campus. The schedule below is the list of days and pick-up times for the associated buildings.

If your building is not listed below, please email:

We accept only routine waste, the listed pick-ups below are for routinely generated chemical waste only from research laboratories. Call the Hazardous Waste Line at (310) 206-1887 with any questions.


How to prepare your hazardous chemical wasteHow to dispose of empty containers

Proper transport of chemicals is important to prevent accidental spills.

  1. Select a cart: Use a heavy-duty cart and secondary containment (do not carry containers). 
  2. Pick a route: Do not transport materials on public streets. Follow the hazardous waste pick-up schedule for your building date and time.
  3. Stay with your waste: Never leave hazardous waste unattended in any public area or at the pick-up location. Waste must be given directly to EH&S personnel.
  4. What to wear: Wear appropriate lab attire (i.e. long pants, closed-toe shoes). Bring personal protective equipment (safety glasses, lab coats, and appropriate gloves) in case there is a spill. 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.
  5. Training: 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.

To schedule a pick up for your drum(s) or if you need a special request email: 

For labeling and preparation visit:

How to prepare and store your hazardous waste

If you have containers weighing excess of 30lb please email us to request a special request.

Locations Serviced Monthly:


* November and December pick up are combined for locations serviced on the last Thursday of the month.

Location  Service Date Pick up location: Times
Olympic Labs* Monthly (last Thursday of every month) On site  8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Rehabilitation Center* Services  Monthly (last Thursday of every month) or as needed if volume is low NW entrance of building Lot 33 10:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
TORL Translational Oncology Research Laboratories  Please email to be included to Thursday monthly pick up Back entrance  11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Franz Hall Monthly (second Monday of each month starting January 8th, 2024) FH loading dock 10:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
Dates of Pick ups for 2024:
Rehab and Olympic Labs (Thursday) Franz Hall (Monday)
  • 3/28/24
  • 4/25/24
  • 5/23/24
  • 6/27/24
  • 7/25/24
  • 8/22/24
  • 9/26/24
  • 10/24/24
  • 12/5/24
  • 4/8/2024
  • 5/13/2024
  • 6/10/2024
  • 7/8/2024
  • 8/12/2024
  • 9/9/2024
  • 10/14/2024
  • 11/11/2024
  • 12/9/2024






      Locations Services By Request:

      The following locations are scheduled by request to coordinate your pick up.  


      • UCLA Recreation IM Field
      • Translational Oncology Research Laboratories 
      • Venice Family Clinic
      • Venice Family Dental Clinic
      • 300 Medical Plaza
      • Hammer Museum
      • UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood Blvd.

      Hazardous Chemical Waste Pick-up Schedule

      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.

      We are closed for all university observed holidays 


      FH is service monthly on the second Monday of the month. 

      Time Applicable Buildings Pickup Location
      10:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.  Franz Hall  FH Hall Loading Dock


      Time Applicable Buildings Pickup Location
      9 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. Young Hall (Solvents Only) MSB Loading Dock
      9:35 a.m. - 10 a.m. Young Hall, MSB, Geology, Slichter Hall MSB Loading Dock
      10:30 a.m. – 11  a.m. MRL, Gonda, NRB MRL Loading Dock


      Time Applicable Buildings Pickup Location
      9:00 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. Boyer Hall Boyer Hall Loading Dock
      9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Terasaki Life Science, Botany TLSB Loading Dock
      10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. CHS, Factor, NPI, BRI, Reed, Marion Davies, JSEI, JLNRC CHS B Level Loading Dock


      Time Applicable Buildings Pickup Location
      10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Eng. IV, V, VI, Boelter Hall, Math Sciences Engineering IV Receiving
      11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CNSI CNSI Loading Dock


      Time Applicable Buildings Pickup Location
      9 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. Young Hall, MSB, Geology, Slichter Hall, Franz Hall (Solvents Only) MSB Loading Dock
      9:35 a.m. - 10 a.m. Young Hall, MSB, Geology, Slichter Hall, Franz Hall MSB Loading Dock
      10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Physics/Astronomy, Knudsen Hall Physics Receiving
      11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. BSRB/OHRC, Boyer Hall, Life Science BSRB/OHRC Loading Dock