Chemical Waste Collection


Please refer to the Chemical Waste Disposal Manual [PDF - 498 KB] in preparing your chemical waste for collection. If you have questions regarding these procedures, please contact the EHS Technician, Katie Reid.

For hazardous waste chemicals, a Chemical Waste Disposal Form [XLS - 26 KB] must be completed and submitted via e-mail at least 2 days in advance of the collection date. The EHS Office will inform you if your submission cannot be included in the university's hazardous waste disposal program. In general, the following items will be accepted:

  • Waste aqueous solutions (e.g. corrosive, oxidizing, and toxic liquids)
  • Waste solvents, oils, and scintillation fluids
  • Contaminated labware and absorbants

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Please post or circulate this notice to those persons responsible for preparing wastes for collection - noting:

  • Trucking arrives as close as possible to the times indicated.
  • Occasionally there are delays from pick-up destinations prior to your stop, please be patient.
  • Do not leave your waste unattended.

Halifax Campuses Chemical Waste Collection

Pick-up Times

Please have your wastes ready for collection at the locations below for the following scheduled times:

Dentistry/Burbidge Building Loading Dock 9:30 a.m.
Tupper Building Loading Dock 9:45 a.m.
Sexton Campus 10:20 a.m.
Biology Loading Dock
 - includes Earth Sciences, Oceanography, and Psychology
10:40 a.m.
Dunn Building 11:00 a.m.

If your building is not on the list above, you must call the EHS Office at (902) 494-2495 to arrange for pick-up of hazardous chemical waste.

Schedule for 2020

Please mark your calendars accordingly and notify individuals in your area of the following dates. Contact Katie Reid (494-2906) or the EHS Office (494-2495) with any questions.

Please note that there will not be a collection in January.

Thursday, February 6
Thursday, March 12
**April collection cancelled**
**May collection cancelled**
**June collection cancelled**
**July collection cancelled**
Thursday, August 13
Thursday, September 10
Thursday, October 8
Thursday, November 12
Thursday, December 10

Agricultural Campus Chemical Waste Collection

Pick up Times

Please have your waste ready for collection at the locations below for the following scheduled times:

Haley Institute 1:30 p.m.
Cox Institute 1:45 p.m.
Banting Building 2:00 p.m.

If your building is not on the list above, you must call the EHS Office at (902) 893-6602 to arrange for pick-up of chemical waste materials.

Schedule for 2020

Please mark you calendars accordingly and notify individuals in your area of the following dates. Contact Elaine Osmond (893-6602) or the EHS Office (494-2495) with any questions.

Wednesday, February 5
**April collection cancelled**
**June collection cancelled**
Wednesday, August 12
Wednesday, October 7
Wednesday, December 9