Hazardous Waste Program (HWP)

HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT AT UC BERKELEY

Use the EH&S on-line Hazardous Waste Program (HWP) to create hazardous waste labels and request a waste pick up. Toxic, flammable, corrosive and reactive chemicals become hazardous waste when they are spent or no longer used.

To access the HWP, click on the "Hazardous Waste Program" button below and enter your CalNet ID (get one at CalNet ID if you do not have one).

TURN OFF YOUR POP-UP BLOCKER BEFORE ENTERING:

First time HWP users must take a short training on how to manage hazardous waste.

Label all containers as soon as they contain any hazardous waste. If the HWP web site is down, label your container using our blank hazardous waste label.  EH&S will fax or email you a blank label ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 642-3073) upon request, or you may create your own as long as it has the following, required information:

  1. The words "HAZARDOUS WASTE"
  2. The words "UC Berkeley," your Building Name and Room Number
  3. The accumulation start date (first drop of waste)
  4. The physical state (liquid, solid or gas)
    The chemical components (for example, formaldehyde and water)
  5. The hazardous property (toxic, flammable, corrosive or reactive)

As soon as the HWP web site becomes available again, enter the information so that the container is properly tracked.

The label will show the "start date" (the day you begin filling the container and print the container label). Please request a pick-up of your waste within 6 months (or 3 days if the waste is extremely hazardous and you have >1 Liter or 2.2 pounds). The HWP will email you when the date is nearing the allowable storage time.

Resources

Set up a chemical waste recharge account via FAX
Set up a chemical waste recharge account on-line
Blank Hazardous Waste Label
Drain Disposal Criteria of Chemicals
Hazardous Waste Program Fact Sheet (PDF)
Hazardous Waste Program FAQ
Treatment of Laboratory Waste (Bench Top) Fact Sheet (PDF)


Contact EH&S ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or 642-3073 if you need assistance.