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.


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


Hazardous & Infectious Waste Radioactive 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 Form HW Accumulation Area Handout (PDF)

Radioactive Waste Pick-Up (includes Mixed)

Chemical Waste FAQ (PDF)

Aerosol Can Disposal (PDF) Non-Refillable Cylinder Disposal (PDF)
Chemical Waste Management Guide (PDF) Waste Disposal Guide for Research Labs (PDF)

Waste Categories

Chemical & Hazardous Waste Infectious Waste
Radioactive Waste Expired Pharmaceuticals/DEA Controlled Substances
Compressed Gas Cylinders EPA P-List (Acute Toxic Chemicals) (PDF)
Lighting Waste Batteries
Miscellaneous Solid Waste Peroxide Forming Chemicals (PDF)

Department of Environmental Health And Safety

Main Office

1800 Arthur Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40208


tel (502) 852-6670

fax (502) 852-0880

Department of Environmental Health And Safety

Radiation Safety Office

319 Abraham Flexner Way

Louisville, Kentucky 40202


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


IBC Service Account