University Hazardous Waste Policy
The University has a hazardous waste policy that will improve compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and other U.S. Acts that serve to protect the environment. The policy expects faculty and staff to strictly follow the regulations put in place by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Kansas Department of Environmental Health & Safety (KDHE). The department or college that permits the improper disposal of chemicals or chemical products will be held liable for any fees or penalties imposed by the EPA or KDHE. Furthermore, College Environmental Health & Safety Committees formed within each college are expected to include RCRA inspections as part of their responsibilities.
PPM Chapter 3745, Hazardous Waste Management has been issued. The chapter can be located at http://www.k-state.edu/policies/ppm/3745.html
Questions on this policy are to be directed to the Department of Environmental Health and Safety, telephone number (785)532- 5856.