Hazardous Waste Pick-Ups

Hazardous Waste Pick-Ups

February 4, 2014

Hazardous Waste pick-ups are performed on a regular basis. Most buildings have a specified date and time for them to bring waste to a designated location.

Scheduled pick-ups are only for routinely generated waste. For lab clean-outs, large, or special pick-ups call Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) at (310) 206-1887 for instructions. Refer to the UCLA Hazardous Waste Pick-Up Schedule for the time and date of the pick-up for your building or call EH&S.

Transportation to Pick-up Location

  • All personnel transporting chemical waste must be trained on the hazards of chemical waste, safe handling techniques and procedures to follow in the event of a spill.
  • Label all hazardous chemical waste using a WASTe tag.
  • Segregate materials according to hazard classification for transportation. Each hazard class should have a separate secondary container.
  • Use a heavy duty cart and secondary containment (do not carry containers).Do not transport materials on public streets. Follow the hazardous waste pick-up schedule for your building date and time.
  • Hazardous waste can never be left unattended in any public area or at the pick-up location. Waste must be given directly to EH&S personnel.
  • Wear appropriate lab attire (long pants, closed-toe shoes). Bring personal protective equipment (safety glasses, lab coats, appropriate gloves) in case there is a spill. (Note: PPE should not be worn outside of the lab to the pick-up, but should be available to be worn in the event of a chemical spill.)

Hazardous Waste Pick-up Schedule

 (Effective September 15, 2010)


TimeApplicable BuildingsPickup Location
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Boyer Hall Boyer Loading Dock
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. BSRB/OHRC, Life Science BSRB/OHRC Loading Dock


TimeApplicable BuildingsPickup Location
9:00 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. Young Hall - Solvents Only (*4) MSB Loading Dock
9:35 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Young Hall, MSB, Geology, Slichter Hall, Franz Hall MSB Loading Dock
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MRL, Gonda, NRB MRL Loading Dock


TimeApplicable BuildingsPickup Location
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Terasaki Life Science, Botany TLSB Loading Dock
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CHS, Factor, NPI, BRI, Reed, Marion Davies, JSEI, JLNRC CHS B Level Loading Dock


TimeApplicable BuildingsPickup Location
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Eng. IV, V, VI, Boelter Hall, Math Sciences Engineering IV Receiving
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CNSI CNSI Loading Dock


TimeApplicable BuildingsPickup Location 
9:00 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. Young Hall - Solvents Only (*4) MSB Loading Dock
9:35 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Young Hall MSB Loading Dock
10:00 a.m - 10:30 a.m. Physics/Astronomy, Knudsen Hall Physics Receiving

Note (*):

  1. Applicable Buildings: Only buildings that are listed are allowed to drop off waste at the locations in which they are associated. Do NOT cross streets with waste. If your building is not listed above, please call the Hazardous Waste Line at (310) 206-1887 for pick-up times.
  2. Routine Waste Only: The listed pick-ups are for routinely generated chemical waste only. Call the Hazardous Waste Line at (310) 206-1887 for lab clean-outs of large quantities or special projects.
  3. Waste NOT Accepted: medical wastes, further guidance x53323 (pathological or biohazard), radioactive wastes x55396, and controlled substances x59216 will be accepted.
  4. Young Hall: The first half of the pick up is for solvent bulking only. Non-bulk containers must be brought down during the second half of the pick-up.

Waste Disposal Information:

  • Liquid Waste:
    • Containers must be free of exterior contamination.
    • Containers must be chemically compatible and the size should be suitable for the material stored.
    • Containers must be in good condition with screw tops or sealed lids.
    • Containers MUST NOT be leaking, rusting or have any other defects.
    • Containers MUST NOT be filled to the top. (Leave 10% air space)
  • Dry Waste must be double-bagged in transparent, sturdy bags and cannot have sharp or protruding edges.
  • Transportation to pick-up: All waste brought to the pick-up must be transported in a sturdy cart and with secondary containment.
  • Unknown chemicals require the generator to bring a University Recharge Order Request Form (P-39) completed and signed to cover the costs of analysis.

Hazardous Materials Manager
Emai: hazardousmaterials@ehs.ucla.edu | Phone: (310) 794-5569

Hazardous Waste Line (to schedule a pickup)
Phone: (310) 206-1887