Hazardous Waste

Proper handling and disposal of hazardous materials is the responsibility of all University of Michigan (U-M) personnel.  Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) provides services and oversight to ensure compliance with the regulations pertaining to hazardous waste collection, packaging, and manifesting.

The EHS Hazardous Materials Management (HMM) program collects and disposes of regulated wastes generated from laboratories, maintenance areas, construction sites, housing units, and healthcare clinics across campus.  Regulated waste includes:

  • Chemical waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • Biological waste
  • Universal waste

HMM, with assistance from other programs, also responds to chemical, biological, radioactive material, and environmental-impacting spills that occur in campus facilities or on campus grounds.