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Hazardous waste

Hazardous waste is waste that is potentially damaging and contaminating. All University units have a responsibility to handle their own hazardous waste in accordance with official regulations.

What is hazardous waste?

  • Chemicals
  • Risk waste: Blood, cells, viruses and bacteria, sharp or pointed objects
  • Biological waste: Dead experimental animals, etc.
  • Radioactive waste

What do we do with our hazardous waste?

Hazardous waste is being kept in appropriate locations at the University units. It is collected by approved renovation companies with which we have contracts, and is transported to destruction facilities.

Who is responsible for our hazardous waste?

  • Every unit is responsible for their own hazardous waste being sorted, classified, declared and disposed of in accordance with official regulations.
  • If you have any questions regarding this subject, you should first contact the HSE (Health, Security and Environment) coordinator of your own unit.
  • If you have questions regarding expences for disposal and transportation of hazardous waste, you may contact the Mail Services and Printing.
Published Jan. 4, 2012 1:20 PM - Last modified Sep. 26, 2017 10:25 AM