Hospital Waste

VCU environmental health and safety team manages the disposal of hazardous waste generated by the VCU Health System including hazardous waste generated by clinical laboratories and hazardous pharmaceuticals (black bins) waste.


Every black bin must have the start date (date that the bin is first brought to the unit for use) written on the bin. A sticker with the words Hazardous Pharmaceuticals and a blank line for the Date will be provided with every bin.

VCU environmental health and safety does not provide or replace black or blue bins.  To procure new bins, contact the hospital’s central supply and request the appropriate bin(s) required. Environmental Health and Safety does not pick up black bins at off-site locations. To request a pickup off-site contact the VCU Health Safety Office (804) 628-7233.

Request Pick Up

To request a pick up of your black or blue bin complete the:

Online Form