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 Appendix B in the Radiation Safety Manual.
  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