Hazardous wastes are defined by the EPA and the Wisconsin DNR as wastes which have the potential to harm the environment or human health. All such wastes are managed on the UWRF campus by the Risk Management Officer.
Special labeling and management requirements apply to hazardous wastes. All such wastes must be labeled “Hazardous Waste,” the contents must be clearly identified on the label, the container must be kept closed, and the wastes must be placed in secondary containment to minimize the possibility of environmental release. Such wastes must be shipped off campus for proper disposal using the state approved contract; shipping occurs within nine months of the material being identified as a hazardous waste. If you have any such wastes or have questions as to whether your wastes meet the criteria below, contact Risk Management for more information.