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Chemical Waste Disposal Procedures

Schedule a Chemical Waste Pickup


All hazardous waste must be disposed of through Environmental, Health, & Safety according to the following procedures.

Container and Storage Requirements 

  1. Chemicals must be placed in sealed containers that show no signs of leakage. Bottles with broken caps or stoppers will not be collected. Waste containers will not be returned to the generators unless arrangements have been made with this department prior to the pickup.
  2. Containers should be full, but not overflowing. Only fill containers to about 2 - 3 inches below the cap, and for bulk containers supplied by Environmental Health & Safety, use the markings as guidelines for filling.
  3. The maximum container size is:
    Liquids = 5 gallons; solids = 50 pounds
    Unknown waste: Liquids = 1 gallon; solids = 8 pounds.
  4. Waste must be stored according to chemical compatibility in proper storage cabinets.

Waste Requests


Contact Information

Hazardous Materials Group

Phone: 540-231-3600
Email: chemwaste@vt.edu