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How to Request a Hazardous Waste Collection

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Learn how to request a hazardous waste collection at UC San Diego.

The EH&S Environmental Management Facility collects, processes, and disposes of chemical, radioactive, mixed chemical-radioactive, and universal hazardous waste generated by UCSD facilities.

For biohazardous and medical waste disposal, see How to Package and Dispose of Biohazardous and Medical Waste.

Note: For non-hazardous waste, such as office trash and recycling, see Waste Pickup Schedule: Non-hazardous Recycling and Trash


  • Requests must be received before 7 a.m. on your regularly scheduled collection day for waste to be removed that day.
  • Requests received after 7 a.m. will be removed on the next regularly scheduled collection day.

Use one of the methods below to request a hazardous waste collection.

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Online Waste Tag Program (OTP)

UCSD's Online Waste Tag Program is the preferred way to request waste pickup.

The OTP does much more than print waste tags. It will:

  • Let you notify EH&S when you need a waste pickup
  • Display a history of your collected wastes

Learn more about how the OTP makes hazardous waste management easier.


Fill out the Hazardous Waste Pick-up Form:

Complete and email the form to HAZWASTE@UCSD.EDU to request collection.

Fax or campus mail

Fill out the Hazardous Waste Pick-up Form:

Complete and print out the form. Fax or mail the form to EH&S:

  • Fax (858) 534-9708 (no cover page necessary)
  • Mail Code 0958

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Notice: Disposal of hazardous waste using sinks, intentional evaporation, or as regular trash is against the law. Campus laboratories must abide by strict state and federal waste disposal requirements. You may be held liable for violations of applicable laws.