Waste Management

Waste Management at a glance

Program Contacts

Chad Stephens
Manager, Regulated Waste Programs
University of Nevada, Reno
EH&S MS 328
Reno, NV 89557
Phone: (775) 784-1987
chadstephens@unr.edu

Marty Schwender
Hazardous Waste Specialist
Phone: (775) 784-4524
jms@unr.edu

Please take a moment to examine the University's Chemical Waste Procedures, which explain the proper methods for segregation, accumulation, labeling, and removal of all chemical waste generated on the University campus.

Request removal of:

  • Mixed chemical waste (multiple chemicals combined in a common container)
  • Individual chemicals (unwanted, aged, or off-spec chemicals in pure form)
  • Lab trash (pipettes, wipes, filtrates, filter paper, contaminated plastic and glassware)
  • Photo waste (fixer and developer)
  • Aerosol spray cans (empty or full)
  • Toner cartridges (mechanical units from computer printers)
  • Ink cartridges (from computer printers)
  • Sharps (must be in sealed, hard sided containers)
  • Used oil (if contaminated with chemicals, use the Mixed Chemical Waste form)
  • Paints and thinners (oil, latex, lacquer, etc.)
  • Paint products (glues, adhesives, sealant, joint compounds, etc.)
  • Fluorescent light tubes (mercury containing)
  • Fluorescent light ballasts (PCB containing)
  • Batteries (all types)

Request delivery of:

  • Chemical waste containers (approved for accumulation of chemical waste)
  • Sharps containers (hard plastic with lid)
  • Biohazard bags (with autoclave indicator)

If you are not a University entity but are located at the University and  have prior permission please call (775) 784-4524 or (775) 784-1987 for waste removal instructions. Or you can send an email to Chad Stephens.

State and Federal Environmental Regulations

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