The University has established programs and procedures in place designed to protect the environment.
EH&S has primary responsibility for providing guidelines regarding water, soil and air pollution prevention in compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulations. EH&S acts as the UW’s liaison with regulatory agencies.
We have many permits and guidelines in place to ensure that University activities support environmental protection and regulatory compliance with respect to stormwater management.
Pollution prevention is designed to reduce, eliminate or prevent pollution at its source. Efforts towards pollution prevention at the UW include treatment by generator, universal waste management and recycling.
- To set up a routine pickup, complete a Request New Chemical Waste Routine form.
- Your chemical waste will be assigned a routine number that will be linked to the waste composition and the pickup location.
- If you have questions about whether a waste qualifies for routine collection, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206.616.5835.
Leaking underground storage tanks (USTs) containing hazardous substances pose a threat to human health and the environment.
Leaking underground storage tanks (USTs) containing petroleum or other hazardous substances pose a threat to human health and the environment, as they can contaminate soil or groundwater, potentially contaminating drinking water aquifers.