UCCS generates a great deal of waste during its normal operation. These wastes can be grouped as follows:
- Solid - non-hazardous waste - refer to Facility Services
- Solid - non-hazardous waste - recyclable - refer to Sustainability
- Solid - non-hazardous waste - compostable - refer to Sustainability
- Hazardous - (solid, liquid, gas) - Wastes which are either on a specific list or exhibits behaviors which are hazardous - refer to Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)
- Universal Wastes: Aerosols, Batteries, Electronics (devices and components), Lamps and Pesticides. Disposal of electronics and lamps must be arranged through the Facility Services. Batteries should be placed in the recycle containers located on campus. The Environmental Health and Safety Office handles all others essentially as regulated hazardous waste.
- Designated Wastes: Asbestos Containing Material, CFC's, PCB containing materials, Silver-rich photographic waste. Contact the EHS for disposal information.
- Biohazard (Biomedical) Waste: Human and animal tissue, blood, and blood products, cultures and stocks of etiologic agents and associated biologicals, laboratory waste that has come in contact with a biohazard, sharps, animal waste, animal carcasses, body parts, and human pathological waste. Disposal of these materials must be arranged through a designated and certified contractor. Contact EHS for additional information and guidance.
- Radioactive Waste: Radioactive materials, including wastes are controlled through the Radiation Safety Office in the Environmental Health and Safety Department at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The Environmental Health and Safety Office will provide assistance in management of wastes.