How do I dispose of radioactive waste?

  1. Make sure that all waste is properly packaged and labeled for disposal. If you have any questions about proper packaging, please refer to the Radioactive Waste Requirements.
  2. Go into Radiation Safety Information System (RSIS) and initiate your disposal. EH&S picks up waste directly from laboratories or from a Central Pick Up Location (CPUs) in either Koshland Hall, Morgan Hall, Life Science Addition, Li Ka Shing, or Stanley Hall.

In RSIS:

  1. To dispose in a CPU, select "Dispose in CPU." You should bring your waste to the CPU on the same day.
  2. For all other disposals, select "Request EH&S Pickup."
  3. Immediately print out the waste label generated by RSIS.

For specific waste inquiries please contact radsafety@berkeley.edu