Hazardous Waste P/U Request

The Safety Office manages all hazardous waste generated on campus and works with EHS to ensure its lawful disposal.  Laboratory chemical waste must be collected in approved containers supplied by the Safety office and labeled as per CU requirements.


Prior to arranging for a pickup  verify that all chemicals meet the following conditions:

  • A Hazardous Waste label is affixed to all containers
  • Containers have all components listed and include full chemical names (Chemical formulae, abbreviations and generic names are UNACCEPTABLE)
  • Container is compatible with its contents and is properly closed
  • Container is stored in a secondary containment bin.

To arrange for disposal of hazardous waste email:   hazwaste@ldeo.columbia.edu

Include in email :

Building and Lab Room Number

List of each container size* and all contents of container (full chemical name and volume)

Include in email if your lab needs Broken Glass Boxes or Chemically Contaminated Glassware Buckets picked up as well.

*NOTE THE LDEO SAFETY OFFICE SUPPLIES: 1 Gallon, 2.5 Gallon, and 5 Gallon containers for waste collection. The containers and hazardous waste labels can be found in the Comer Basement Storage Room across from the Loading Dock, as well as in the Core Lab on the  2nd Floor.