Operations on campus, both in the labs, shops and other locations, generate surplus materials and unwanted chemicals. UW-Madison’s Environment, Health & Safety department provides guidance on how to handle these materials and is responsible for the pick-up of surplus materials and hazardous waste.
If you have questions about unwanted material that you think should not go into the normal trash, please see the Guidelines for Unwanted Material Disposal on our Recyclopedia page.
Please also note that computer equipment, reusable labware, and lab equipment can be collected by UW-Madison’s surplus department, SWAP. >> Learn more about SWAP Materials Collection
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