Waste Management Services
WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Waste management services for Kent State University include hazardous waste disposal, recycling collection services, refuse disposal, and surplus equipment redistribution and disposal.
HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
If not handled properly, the disposal of chemical waste can be a serious and costly problem. State and federal “cradle-to-grave” regulations make it illegal to dispose of chemical wastes in any manner except through proper treatment and/or by a licensed company. One major problem with proper disposal of chemicals is the lack of identification. Containers must be labeled or marked so that their contents are known. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) must be kept with the chemical from the time it is received until that chemical is picked up for disposal. When chemicals are no longer needed or cannot be used, contact the Environmental Health and Safety Office at 330-672-1950 for details on the proper methods of collection and/or disposal.
RECYCLING AND TRASH COLLECTION SERVICES
Educational Information: 330-672-8023
Indoor and Outdoor Bins: 330-672-2345
The Office of Sustainability provides information on how to dispose of University-owned items, answers questions on the recyclability of items, and conducts educational programs. Scheduling recycling and trash removal from exterior building containers are services provided by University Facility Management’s Grounds shop. Arrangements must be made in advance for special service requests, such as departmental or building clean-outs. Scheduling recycling and trash removal from the interior of academic buildings are services provided by University Facility Management’s Custodial Services.
SURPLUS EQUIPMENT REDISTRIBUTION AND/OR DISPOSAL PROGRAM
Kent State University Procurement Department maintains the Surplus Options Web site to help redistribute functional equipment throughout the university community, thus saving money and combining resources. Reference the above-listed Web site for the handling of surplus university equipment.