Waste Management & Disposal

The University of Louisville is dedicated to the protection and conservation of the environment. Established Federal and state regulations require that the University ensure that hazardous, bio-hazardous, radioactive, and universal wastes be properly managed “cradle-to-grave”. The DEHS Environmental Operations & Hazardous Materials (EOHM) group is directly responsible for the management of these wastes for the University.

This page will direct you to links which will provide you with information regarding:

  • How to request a pick-up of your waste.

  • Types of Waste

  • Training requirements for generators

  • University Waste Disposal Guide

  • Laboratory Close-out

Questions regarding waste management and disposal can be directed to the University’s Hazardous Waste Coordinator, or call 852-6670.

Programs

University Waste Disposal GuideChemical Exchange Program (CHEMEX)
Current CHEMEX Inventory (ulink log-in required)

Training

Hazardous & Infectious WasteRadioactive Waste

Forms & Documents

Chemical & Hazardous Waste Pick-Up (ulink log-in required)DEHS Pocket Guide (PDF)
CHEMEX Submission Form (ulink log-in required)Waste Concentration (PDF)
Laboratory Close-Out FormHW Accumulation Area Handout (PDF)
Radioactive Waste Pick-Up (includes Mixed)

Waste Categories

Chemical & Hazardous WasteInfectious Waste
Radioactive WasteExpired Pharmaceuticals/DEA Controlled Substances
Compressed Gas CylindersEPA P-List (Acute Toxic Chemicals) (PDF)
Lighting WasteBatteries
Miscellaneous Solid WastePeroxide Forming Chemicals (PDF)

Department of Environmental Health And Safety

Main Office

1800 Arthur Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40208

Phone

tel (502) 852-6670

fax (502) 852-0880

Department of Environmental Health And Safety

Radiation Safety Office

319 Abraham Flexner Way

Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Phone

tel (502) 852-5231

fax (502) 852-8911

Office Hours

M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

No holiday hours

IH Service Account

dehsih@louisville.edu

IBC Service Account

biosafe@louisville.edu