Waste Matrix

Types of waste and related processes
Type Special Notes University Related Waste Personal/Residential Waste
Batteries

Used or unwanted:

  • Lithium
  • Alkaline
  • Lead-acid
  • Lithium aluminum hydride
Biological Waste

Residential sharps and needles/syringes

Computer Equipment

May contain heavy metals and other toxic components

Electronic Equipment

May contain heavy metals and other toxic components

Fluorescent Lamps

Including:

  • Ballasts
  • Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Fluorescent bulbs contain a small amount of mercury.

Disposals of Toxics

Miscellaneous Chemicals

Disposals of Toxics

Narcotic Prescription Drugs

Call University Police at (360) 650-3555 and arrange to bring them to Campus Services for proper disposal via law enforcement.

Non-narcotic Prescription Drugs

Take to local pharmacy

Radioactive Waste

N/A

Refrigerators and Refrigerants

Refrigerators and Refrigerants