Chemical & Hazardous Waste Disposal at IU Regionals

IU Regional Campus Waste Management

The success of the IU Waste Management Program depends on the cooperation and conscientious efforts of everyone at Indiana University. IUEHS provides guidance and helps manage the disposal of a wide range of chemical waste from laboratories, shops, offices, etc. for off-site treatment or disposal. This section outlines the general procedures for managing waste from laboratory and non-laboratory operations on the regional campuses. Waste handling and disposal protocols for specific waste types commonly generated by both of these operations, is also included. The procedures and methods provided must be followed to ensure your health and safety as well as regulatory compliance. If you have any questions, contact IUEHS for your respective campus.

IU Regional Campus EHS Waste Chemical Label

Waste chemical label

IU Regional Campus EHS Hazardous Waste Label

Hazardous waste label

Non-laboratory operations, such as facilities maintenance, information technology support, and academic or administrative offices, often generate similar types of waste. This section outlines the general requirements for managing non-lab waste materials. Additional guidance on handling and disposal of specific waste types is found in the following section.


Identify your waste

A list of common waste types at IU facilities can be found in the Management of Specific Waste Types section of this document. This information will guide you in identifying your waste and, for some wastes, in proper management of the waste. Unless the waste specific information indicates otherwise, steps 2-6 of this section must be followed for all wastes.


Once a waste accumulation container is full or a chemical has been determined to be a waste chemical, it should be placed in the designated accumulation area and presented to IUEHS for disposal as soon as reasonably possible. Advise IUEHS for your respective campus when the accumulation container or waste chemical is placed in the designated accumulation area (provide information on container type, its contents and the quantity of material). Please keep in mind time limits provided for some waste types in the Specific Waste Types section and the Hazardous Waste Generator Table. Storing waste past these time limits can result in regulatory citations for the University.

Each regional campus maintains its own generator status with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. The Hazardous Waste Generator Table summarizes restrictions/limitations/time limits for various generator statuses. Contact IUEHS for more information about the generator status for your respective campus and any restrictions/limitations/time limits that may apply.

• Dispose of waste in a timely manner. IUEHS offers ample opportunities for disposal. Safety and compliance is maximized when waste is disposed of on a regular basis.
• At the time you present your waste to IUEHS for disposal, make sure that it is properly packaged and labeled. IUEHS will not accept waste that is not properly packaged, labeled, and dated.