Washington State University
Environmental Health & Safety Solid Waste and Disposal

Solid Waste Collection and Disposal

Materials and Resource Management periodically find materials in the solid waste receptacles or dumpsters which are suspected to be regulated as hazardous chemical waste, radioactive waste, or pathological/biohazardous waste materials.

  • If a personnel observe materials present in the solid waste collection system believed to be hazardous, contact Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) at 335-3041. Do NOT remove the material from the dumpster or receptacle.
  • Personnel from EH&S coordinate with Principal Investigators (PIs) and/or laboratory supervisors to determine the source of the material, and determine if the material is illegally or inappropriately disposed of in the solid waste receptacle. PIs and/or laboratory supervisors are responsible for removal and proper disposal of any materials illegally or improperly disposed of through the solid waste management system.