University departments and units that purchase commercial and industrial batteries now have a third option for recycling (or disposing of) used batteries. Options include:
A hazardous material spill is an uncontrolled release of a substance that is potentially hazardous to humans, animals and/or the environment. University personnel and students working with hazardous materials should be prepared to respond in case a spill occurs.
We partner with the UW community to provide a safe campus and protect our environment.
Welcome to the Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S)
EH&S is a University administrative unit that assists organizational units in meeting their responsibility to protect the environment and to provide a safe and healthful place for employment and learning.
Updated June 28, 2022
Excessive exposure to heat can cause a range of heat-related illnesses, from less serious heat rash and heat cramps to more serious heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat stroke requires immediate medical attention because it can result in serious health effects or death, so take precautions while working in the summer heat.
University personnel have the following options for getting rid of hazardous materials and potentially contaminated supplies and equipment.
Note: Not all options are available for all items.
1. SURPLUS IT.