Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Waste management safety

Our role is to develop and assist in the implementation of the UWA safety, health and wellbeing programs in order to minimise the risk of injury, illness and property damage.

We provide consultancy and other services to promote best practice and legislative compliance in all University and related activities.

Waste management involves the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle where practicable.

The disposal of potentially hazardous wastes (animal, asbestos, biological, chemical, radioactive materials) needs to be strictly managed and to high standards to ensure socially responsible, environmental and legislative compliance requirements are met.

Chemical waste collection service
What to do if you want to dispose of waste or chemicals.
Recycling of unwanted chemical
List of chemicals which are no longer needed by a particular the area, but which may be of use elsewhere in the University.
Cytostatic/Cytotoxic waste disposal
Disposal of cytostatic/cytotoxic drugs waste is required on occasion in some research laboratories, although many such wastes can be safely and conveniently destroyed chemically in the laboratory.
Waste disposal to sewer
There are environmental and legal consequences if users do not adhere to the correct disposal of industrial chemical waste to sewer.
Off-site waste disposal
How you can organise for disposal through an external contractor.