Environmental Health and Safety

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste is waste that is dangerous or potentially harmful to our health or the environment. Hazardous waste can come in the form of commercial products, such as cleaning products, fertilizers, and pesticides. It is imperative that waste deemed hazardous is handled and disposed of correctly. Individuals are prohibited from disposing of these materials in a dumpster, compactor, or down a drain.

EHSEM is responsible for coordinating the accumulation, transportation, disposal and recycling of hazardous waste at the University of Michigan - Dearborn. It is the responsibility of each and every employee to ensure that hazardous waste is managed in a safe, responsible and environmentally sound manner. All hazardous waste operations MUST be coordinated through the EHSEM Department.

Contact EHSEM with any questions concerning the identification, packaging, accumulation, handling, storage, labeling, transportation, training, etc. at (313)593-0921. 

For spill emergencies involving hazardous waste or materials, please refer to the UM-Dearborn Emergency Response Plan. Immediately report any activities or conditions that may violate these policies or guidelines to Public Safety (313) 593-5333 (if it is an emergency) or EHSEM (313) 593-4914.

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