There are many different types of waste generated on campus, some of which carry state and/or federal regulations due to their potential to harm people or the environment. EHS provides the guidance and resources to help the MIT community carefully and responsibly collect, handle, label and store waste.
If your lab or department generates waste, you may also have questions about:
We provide guidance on the proper disposal of all biological waste including any liquid, solid, or sharp material that has come in contact with viable biological material.
We provide resources and training for hazardous waste management, including identification, storage, and disposal.
Different types of radioactive waste including solid waste, liquid waste, liquid scintillation counting wastes, mixed waste (waste that is both radioactive and chemically hazardous i.e. Uranium acetate), and uranium and thorium wastes.
Recycling & Waste Reduction
At MIT we are committed to creating and maintaining a sustainable environment. Learn ways you can support the community in maintaining this commitment.