Waste Management and Disposal Guide
The Waste Management and Disposal Guide
is designed to assist the students, staff, and faculty of Colgate University in the safe and economical management of lab waste, including hazardous chemical waste, radioactive waste, and biological waste. Hazardous materials generated in laboratories, art studios, workshops, and other locations on campus are collected, labeled, and stored according to specific procedures detailed in this manual.
Batteries and eWaste
Batteries contain hazardous components and are considered universal waste. For this reason, batteries and electronic waste (eWaste, e.g. iPods, computers, and cables) must not be disposed of in the regular trash. The Sustainability and EHS Offices facilitate the battery collection program for the university. Battery and eWaste collection areas have been set up around campus (map
). Any batteries put into the collection containers must have both terminals covered with non-conductive tape. Further instructions can be found on the label of each collection bin. Contact Sustainability (x6360) or EHS (x7994) for waste battery pickup if the containers are full.