Hazardous Waste

It is important for all employees of the University of Memphis to understand what hazardous waste is and how to manage hazardous waste properly. Types of hazardous waste can range from laboratory chemicals to office chemicals such as empty aerosol cans. The tools shown below are designed to assist you with management of your hazardous wastes. For additional guidance from EH&S, please contact Mike Quintana at mqintana@memphis.edu or 901.678.2044.

University of Memphis Waste Management Tools:

Unwanted Chemical Declaration Form
Guide to Hazardous Waste Management
Quick Guide to Laboratory Waste Management
Waste Determination Process for Spent Chemicals
Waste Determination Process for Unused Chemicals
Satellite Accumulation Area Guide
Recognizing Hazardous Waste
GE2025 - Hazardous Material Disposal
GE2013 - Hazardous Waste Reduction
GE2001 - Shipping and Receiving of Hazardous Materials
Disposition of Electronic Devices
Handling and Disposal of Mercury-containing Lamps
Additional Resources:
EPA Enforcement
EPA List of Lists
Household Hazardous Waste
Lead-Safe Renovation, Repair, and Painting" Guidance from the EPA
"Less is Better" ACS guide to minimizing lab waste
Lists and Characteristics of Hazardous Waste
Tennessee Mercury Product Disposal Control Act