KUMC Waste Disposal Instructions

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The instructions in this section are for large categories of items that are commonly disposed of at KUMC. Click on the link to each one for more detailed instructions on disposal of these items. If your type of waste is not listed below, or is in some way very different from the norm please feel free to contact the EHS office directly to receive instructions on disposal.

Most Common Items:

  • Batteries: This includes alkaline (AA, C, D, 9-volt, etc.), lithium, or nickel metal hydride (NiMH), or any other batteries you might wish to dispose of.
  • Biohazardous Waste: Biological waste containing contaminated or potentially contaminated infectious materials.
  • Broken Glassware
  • Chemical Waste (hazardous and non-hazardous)
  • Computer and other Electronic Equipment: Computers, monitors, printers, fax machines or other electronic equipment are recycled monthly, generally on the first Friday of every month in the Hixson Atrium.
  • Drugs: DEA regulated and non-DEA regulated
  • General Trash: Regular trash picked up by the University Housekeeping department
  • Light Bulbs: Broken and intact incandescent and fluorescent bulbs
  • Radioactive Waste: This includes anything labeled with a radiation symbol and anything that may be contaminated by radioactive materials.
  • Recyclable items: Newspaper, paper, plastic, glass, aluminum cans can be dropped off at various locations on campus. If you would like to report a full bin, contact recycle@kumc.edu. If you are bringing recyclables from home, please use the outdoor collection bins.
  • Sharps: This includes needles, syringes, microscope slides, razor blades, lancets, etc.

Less Common Items:

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