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Waste Disposal Guidelines


  • Wastes generated at UMES must be processed (collected, stored, transported, disposed of) safely, economically, and in compliance with relevant regulation.  Wastes must be categorized into appropriate classes, so they may be processed in accordance with federal and Maryland regulations.

    General Waste Biological Waste Chemical Waste
    Radioactive Waste Multi-Hazard or Mixed Waste Universal Waste


    The UMES Hazardous & Regulated Waste Management Manual outlines more detailed procedures for the handling and disposal of controlled wastes in accordance with existing regulations.

    No hazardous chemicals shall be placed in domestic waste containers (dumpsters, trash cans, etc.), evaporated in a fume hood, poured down drains, rinsed down sanitary sewers or in any other way released to the environment without consulting EHS. Improper disposal of hazardous waste could result in a fine, imprisonment, or both.