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 Hazardous Waste Management

Binghamton University is committed to disposing of waste material in an appropriate manner.  We have programs in place to deal with the various waste streams on campus.  These programs are designed to ensure waste is disposed of according to appropriate regulations and in an environmentally friendly manner.  If you cannot find the information you require to dispose of a materials appropriately please contact EH&S at 7-2211.

Recycling & Batteries

Binghamton University is committed to being an environmentally friend campus and has various programs in place to reduce the amount of waste generated.  We currently have a Recycling and Batteries disposal program which is managed by Physical Facilities.

Compact Fluorescent disposal procedures (pdf, 50KB)

Fluorescent light bulbs can not be disposed of through normal trash.  They must be disposed of following the fluorescent disposal procedures (pdf, 50KB). 

Note: Green end tip fluorescent bulbs must also be disposed of through this procedures.

Hazardous Waste Program

The Binghamton University Hazardous Waste Program is in place to protect the interests of the University, its personnel, and the environment. All University employees and researchers are required to follow state and federal guidelines pertaining to Hazardous Waste.
Binghamton University is classified as a Large Quantity Generator (LQG) of hazardous waste by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). As such, those working with hazardous waste at the University are required to handle, store, and dispose of the waste in accordance with government regulations.

All Drains Lead to the Susquehanna

The Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Board regulates discharges into the wastewater system. Appendix F in the BU Hazardous Waste Management Guide provides an excerpt of regulations which govern acceptable discharge. NO Hazardous Wastes are to be dumped down any drain at Binghamton University. All Hazardous Waste shall be disposed of through the BU Hazardous Waste Program.

Hazardous Waste Guide (.pdf, 535kb)
Darkroom Hazardous Waste Guide (.pdf, 70kb)
How to fill out a Hazwaste tag
Requesting a waste pickup
Satellite Accumulation Area

Questions and Guidance

Any questions about the Hazardous Waste Management Program, or how to dispose of Hazardous Waste can be directed to the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at x 7-2211 or by email at

Last Updated: 1/22/16