Hazardous Waste Disposal Procedures

Safety & Risk Services coordinates the disposal of hazardous waste materials through the Environmental Services Facility (ESF) located on South Campus. The facility safely manages hazardous waste in accordance with relevant regulations. At ESF, laboratory wastes and hazardous materials generated by the University from mainly research/academic activities and some operational activities are consolidated, recycled and/or disposed via approved external contractors. This section includes procedures describing the safe and appropriate methods for the disposal of hazardous waste at UBC Point Grey campus.

Hazardous Waste Disposal Procedures

What hazardous waste disposal procedures do I need to follow?

Please follow the most updated disposal procedures listed under the sections below. Check this webpage regularly if you are using procedures older than 2-3 years. Any printed documents are considered Uncontrolled; use only current versions. We recommend you bookmark this webpage rather than individual SOPs, as the links no longer work when PDFs are updated. Also note that the Hazardous Waste Manual (last edition 2014) has been archived. 

Aqueous waste & sink disposal

  • Aqueous waste
  • Aqueous-Waste-Profile (EXCEL) [currently under review]

Biological Waste

Chemical Waste

Other Waste

Frequently Asked Questions

Hazardous Waste Forms

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Laboratory Pollution Prevention Guide

What do I need to know about lab pollution prevention & waste minimization?

UBC has more than 400 laboratories across campus and several research facilities located off-campus, which generate more than 95% of UBC’s hazardous waste. We encourage every member of the University community to be aware of the environmental and financial impacts of their hazardous waste. This guide was designed to provide you, as hazardous waste generators, with information that will support your laboratory pollution prevention and waste minimization efforts.

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