EHS personnel pick up red and yellow waste tubs from the linear equipment hallways in the research towers Monday - Friday, except on holidays. Other research facilities have regular pickups scheduled according to the amount of waste generated. Tubs are supplied and picked up by a contracted vendor and must meet packaging standards by the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. An empty tub is left in the hallway for every tub picked up. Researchers must correctly tie the inner bags in the tubs to meet these packaging standards.
Contact the Biowaste Disposal Program, 303-724-0111, to schedule in-person waste triage group training. Red biowaste step-cans with self-closing lids are offered to the lab following completion of the training.
Special pick-ups can be scheduled for such projects as a freezer clean-out or termination of research by contacting the Biowaste Disposal Program, 303-724-0111.