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Regulated Waste System


  • Due to limited personnel and vehicles, wait time between waste submission and pickup may exceed 2 weeks. We appreciate your patience during this time as we are working to collect all the submitted waste in a safe and timely manner.

  • Due to COVID-19 staffing reductions, waste pickup times may be extended.  Contact us at if you are planning on doing any lab cleanouts during this time.

Please ensure you are using the correct chemical waste tag

Select the type of waste you wish to submit.

Regulated Chemical Waste

Chemical Waste

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.

Regulated Radioactive Waste

Radioactive Waste

Request a Radioactive Waste Pickup

You are required to take Radioactive Waste Generator training annually

Regulated Biological Waste

Biological waste

Request a Biological Waste Pickup

You are required to take Biological Waste Generator training annually

Universal Waste

Universal Waste

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