What is a WGN?
Chemical and radioactive hazardous waste generated at UC San Diego is tracked by Waste Generator Number, or WGN.
Generators of chemical and radioactive hazardous waste must apply for and receive a Waste Generator Number before Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) can collect their waste for disposal. There is no charge for waste disposal to individual generators.
Information on your application is used for:
- Tracking hazardous waste generated at UCSD facilities
- Contacting generators with questions regarding waste contents, labeling, or containers
Apply for a WGN
Multiple facilities within the same department receive one WGN for use by all their facilities.
Generators with multiple departmental assignments must complete a separate application for each assignment.
Online Waste Tag Program
When you're assigned a WGN, you automatically get an Online Waste Tag Program (OTP) account.
- Learn more about the OTP at How to Use UCSD Hazardous Waste Tags.