Hazardous wastes are generated from numerous sources at the University of South Carolina
including teaching and research laboratories, paint shops, art departments workshops
and motor vehicle maintenance shops. Hazardous waste generators at each of these sites
are responsible for determining if their wastes are hazardous and for properly collecting,
storing and labeling them. The Hazardous Waste Management team is responsible for
properly processing hazardous wastes for disposal through an external contractor in
accordance with federal and state regulations.
Learn how to handle and dispose of hazardous solid, liquid or compressed gaseous material
that's no longer in use and must be stored until you have enough to dispose of or
UofSC personnel who work with hazardous chemicals are required to attend training
to manage hazardous waste they generate, and to renew their training annually once
Waste pickups occur on Wednesday, weather permitting. Pickup requests must be entered by noon on Tuesday to be picked up on the following day.