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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.

Waste Appointments

Information about: Hazardous Chemical Waste Pick Up Procedures

Information about: Black Bin Pick Up Procedures

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.

For assistance accessing information related to our programs, please contact Bill Riddell at

Contact us

Bill Riddell

Hazardous waste technician
(804) 828-0795


Greg Mundie

Hazardous waste technician
(804) 827-0354



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