Our program complies with federal and state hazardous waste regulations to ensure hazardous waste is properly handled from cradle to grave.
This program identifies and properly manages lead-based paint in accordance to applicable regulations. It is also run by the Asbestos Control Group.
Non-regulated waste is separated at the source from regulated medical waste collection containers in order to conserve resources needed to treat regulated waste. This improves the University of Rochester's capacity to treated regulated waste and saves money.
Each tank is inspected regularly by legal mandate. This ensures tanks are in good condition which reduces the chance of oil spills that could contaminate surface and ground water.