Environmental Health & Safety
The Eastern Washington University Environmental Health and Safety Office strives to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors, and to protect the environmental integrity of the campus and surroundings.
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
The University Environmental Programs are managed by EH&S according to Federal and State Regulatory Standards.
The purpose of this program is the proper management and disposal of hazardous waste generated on campus.
EH&S oversees the pickup and disposal of thousands of pounds of hazardous chemicals and products from both the Riverpoint and the main campus per year. We also coordinate the disposal of hazardous materials from building renovations and demolition as needed. If you have hazardous waste to dispose of, please complete the Hazardous Waste Pickup Request form and submit it to EH&S. Refer to Guidance Document.
The purpose of this program is the proper management and recycling of common household and business waste that may contain hazardous components. Mercury containing thermostats and equipment, spent photographic fixer, light tubes, light ballasts, aerosol cans, batteries, lead, X-Ray and photographic negatives are some of the many materials collected and processed by EH&S. Most universal waste, when properly treated, can be recycled. Refer to the EH&S Universal and Sharps Waste brochure for more information. Refer to Guidance Document.
The purpose of this program is the proper management and disposal of biohazardous materials and waste. EH&S collects and processes numerous types of biowaste including lab animals used in experiments, red bag waste, sharps and cadaver waste. Proper handling and disposal is important to prevent contact with potentially infectious materials (blood and other body fluids) that could spread hepatitis and HIV. These wastes are sent to a burner unit for proper treatment and disposal. Refer to Guidance Document for more information.Emissions Monitoring
Introduction to Emissions Monitoring (In Progress)
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