Definition of a Hazardous Chemical Waste
Hazardous waste is defined as a substance that poses a hazard to human health or the environment when improperly managed. A chemical waste is considered hazardous if it is listed on a Federal or State regulations list or if it exhibits one or more of the following characteristics:
Determining if a waste is a hazardous waste can be difficult. Strict sewer, air emissions and landfill regulations require that hazardous waste is not drain disposed, evaporated in fume hoods or disposed of in the normal trash. It is LSCS’ position that faculty, staff, and students assume all chemicals are hazardous and must be managed through the LSCS Facilities Department. The Facilities Department can also assist in classifying waste as hazardous or non-hazardous.
Hazardous chemical waste includes: