Hazardous Material Management and Waste Disposal
All Hazardous and Universal Waste (H/U) issues shall be presented to the UNC Environment, Health and Safety Department (EHS). Contacts are:
- Mike Long: 919-962-5723
- Steve Parker: 919-962-5509
- EHS Dept.: 919-962-5507
All H/U waste shall be handled using applicable Federal and State laws, including EPA regulations codified in the 40 CFR. For assistance, contact EHS.
Contact EHS for a list of University approved disposal vendors, or visit our website at ehs.unc.edu for more information.
EHS requires a written plan to be submitted for approval at the beginning of the project that outlines which H/U wastes have been identified and the proposed disposal venues to be utilized.
Bills of Lading, Manifests and LDR’S must be signed by a representative of EHS for all shipments of hazardous or universal waste, excluding asbestos.
If you are unsure if you have a hazardous waste, contact EHS.
- Bulbs should be placed in manufactured boxes.
- When you put the first bulb in the box, a Universal Waste label shall be placed on the outside of the box. Fill in contents and date.
- When not actively putting bulbs in the box, the lid shall be closed and sealed.
- Keep box inside, and away from any water.
- EHS does not approve of the use of a fluorescent bulb crusher.
All mercury contamination must be treated as hazardous waste and disposed of according to State and Federal regulations. All sink traps located within research buildings are suspected to be contaminated with some mercury. Immediately contact the UNC Environment, Health and Safety Department if and/or when these items are discovered for a copy of the University’s Mercury Plumbing Removal procedure.
Contractor shall contact a reputable hazardous waste disposal firm for removal, shipping, and disposal needs. Mercury items shall be sent to a facility within the U.S. for retort. This includes mercury containing switches, devices, and sink traps.
Non-PCB Ballasts will have “Non-PCB Ballasts” written on the ballasts. These should be placed in a separate drum, (UN Approved), for recycling. For larger quantities, use a 20y3, covered roll-off that you can send to the recycler.
When planning storage, keep in mind that a full ballast drum weighs approximately 700 pounds.
Core samples from suspected Lead Based Paint containing materials such as walls, windows, doors, and door casings shall be taken prior to demolition and sent for TCLP analysis. An EHS representative shall be present for any sampling activities.
All sampling results shall be sent to EHS for proper waste disposal determination.
** When in doubt, contact EHS at 919-962-5507 or Mike Long at 919-962-5723.
** Do not ship any Hazardous/Universal Wastes without EHS notification and approval.
- Lead-Based Paint Management for Renovations/Demolition of Existing Buildings
- Moving Procedures for Bond Projects
- Attachment A: Move Contact List
- Attachment B: Move Checklist
- Attachment C: Move Responsibility and Timeline Matrix (TBA)
- Attachment D: Housekeeping Moving Procedures for Moves That Will Take One Day or Less
- Attachment E: Environment, Health and Safety Lab Closeout Procedures
- Attachment F: Surplus Property Procedures
- Attachment G: Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling Checklist for Indoor Recycling