Soil Off-Haul Protocol


All soil must be evaluated by UC Berkeley standards for environmental contamination with laboratory analysis before
export to any off-site location. UC Berkeley soil cannot be taken to K-12 schools, residential developments or other
sensitive receptor1 sites.

UC Berkeley retains right of approval for all proposed disposal or reuse sites.

Contaminated soil disposal will be subject to taxation through the Board of Equalization, based on weight and hazard

1 = Sensitive receptors are defined as facilities where potentially sensitive population groups such as children, the elderly, and the acutely or chronically ill, are likely to be present. These include schools, playgrounds, child care centers, retirement homes, hospitals, and medical clinics. 


Office of Environment, Health & Safety
Publication date: 
January 2, 2020
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