Due to staffing and operational limitations, please allow 5–10 business days for approved waste submissions to be picked up.
Items improperly stored, tagged, or labeled will not be picked up and will need to be resubmitted once corrected.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning on doing any lab cleanouts.
Please ensure you are using the correct chemical waste tag.
Select the type of waste you wish to submit.
Request a Chemical Waste Pickup
You are required to take Hazardous Waste Generator training annually
You must attach an UMD Hazardous Waste green tag to the container. If a UMD Hazardous Waste green tag is not attached to each container, ESSR will not pickup the waste.
Request a Radioactive Waste Pickup
You are required to take Radioactive Waste Generator training annually
Request a Biological Waste Pickup
You are required to take Biological Waste Generator training annually
Fluorescent lamps and paint that are associated with a construction or renovation project please submit a Service Request.
Request a Chemical Waste Pickup for Lead-acid batteries, Used Pesticides, Mercury Thermostats, PCB-containing Lamp Ballasts and Paint.
All other batteries go into battery recycling bins located around campus.
Request an Empty Container
Use this form if you are not submitting a waste pickup request and need an empty container for your regulated waste.
Other Regulated Waste Services
A service request can be placed for:
- regulated waste removal, processing, transportation and disposal associated with laboratory/building clean-outs; quantities and items that exceed normal generation rates
- regulated waste removal from construction, renovation, demolition and real estate projects
- pickup, characterization and disposal of any unknown waste chemical or gas cylinder
NOTE: Regulations prohibit ESSR from collecting and disposing hazardous and universal waste from Non-University Users
How Do I Properly Manage My Waste?
A common question ESSR receives is where can I put my waste? Can it be poured down the drain or placed in the trash can?
Some substances may react violently with one another and must be kept apart.