Waste

The University has a statutory duty of care in the proper disposal of its waste. The duty applies any kind of waste whether or not it is hazardous. The duty extends to how waste is first stored, then transported, then treated and where it 'comes to rest'.

Further duties apply to wastes that fall within the Statutory definition of Hazardous Waste. Items such as fluorescent tubes, certain batteries and computer monitors are  deemed hazardous waste because of dangerous substances present in them.

Waste Disposal: Hazardous Waste (includes solvents and equipment containing chemicals e.g. computer monitors) 

Waste assessment guidance

Request form for hazardous waste disposal

Waste codes

Radioactive waste

Clinical waste

Further guidance on how to decide what kind of waste you have and what to do with it is published in the University's Environment and Sustainability site.

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Contacts for advice