Hazardous Materials

Helping campus units manage their hazardous materials by providing assistance with shipping, waste pick-up and disposal, and chemical inventory needs.

Workplace Safety

California state regulations require every employer to establish, implement and maintain an effective injury prevention program. In August 2017, the University adopted a campuswide Workplace Safety Program that serves as the university’s central program for creating a safe and healthful work environment. Having one program for the whole university helps to improve access, consistency, and usability across all departments. EH&S is the responsible department for overseeing the campuswide Workplace Safety Program.

Electronic Waste

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2014

Electronic Wastes, Used Batteries & Fluorescent Lights (Universal Waste Management)

Label Waste Manually

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Hazardous Waste - Blank Label 

If the HWP is temporarily unavailable when you need a label, you must still label your hazardous waste container with specific information. If the EH&S web site is functional, you may print a blank label and write in the start date, the hazardous characteristic, physical property, and the chemical components. 

Labs and Research

Providing support, in the form of risk assessment, review, consultation(link sends e-mail), training, and the necessary resources and guidance for research at UC Berkeley.

Environmental Protection

Helping to protect and enhance the campus environment and providing permit and compliance management services.

Hazardous Materials

Helping campus units manage their hazardous materials by providing assistance with shipping, waste pick-up and disposal, and chemical inventory needs.

Chemical Waste Recharge

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2003

Directions for completion:

  1. Complete all of the information on the form. For additional instructions, double click on the question marks on the PDF.
  2. Print one copy to sign and send to EH&S and print one copy to keep for your records.
  3. Fax or mail the completed Recharge Authorization Form to the Office of Environment, Health & Safety.

FAX number: 643-7595
Campus Address: EH&S, University Hall, Room 317, MC 1150

Minimizing Hazardous Waste

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2011

Waste Minimization Fact Sheet

Waste minimization is any action that decreases the amount of hazardous waste generated or reduces the toxicity of the waste generated in your work area.

Dispose of Waste

Master list of waste types is displayed below.

Note: If you cannot find the item that you are trying to get rid of in this list, please contact EH&S at ehs@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-3073.