Waste Management

Virginia Commonwealth University handles and manages hazardous waste in accordance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and commonwealth of Virginia regulations.

Any waste material generated by VCU must be recycled, treated, stored or disposed of at an authorized waste facility. Hazardous waste cannot be disposed of down the sink, in the trash or in or on the ground.

VCU properly disposes of its hazardous waste through a permitted treatment, storage and disposal facility.

Note:  Sharps Materials, Pipette Tips, Red Bag Waste and Broken Glass are not handled by Lab Safety Hazard Waste Technicians.  Regulated Medical Waste is addressed in the Biosafety Manual and its transportation / disposal is coordinated by either calling the VCU Customer Service Center (828-9444) or by submitting a QuikFM request.