Empowering the NU community to keep the University, public, and environment free of threats caused by mishandled waste in the lab, shop and studio.
Northeastern University is committed to proper management of hazardous waste through its actions in teaching, research and service activities. The goals of the University’s hazardous waste program are to:
Protect faculty, staff and students from exposure to hazardous wastes
Manage all wastes in a safe and environmentally responsible manner
Minimize the amount of hazardous waste being generated in teaching, research and facility areas
Identify pollution prevention strategies to minimize or eliminate the University’s impact on the environment
Go to the “Waste” Tab in your lab’s BioRAFT profile. To learn more about how to complete Hazardous Waste requests in BioRAFT, please refer to the BioRAFT Knowledge Guides on your homepage.
Link to Hazardous Waste Determinations
I’m not sure if my waste is a “hazardous” waste. How do I find out?
You can use the Chemical Waste Labeling Tool or check the Hazardous Waste Determination tables.
How do I use the Hazardous Waste module in BioRAFT?
Go to the “Need Support?” button on your BioRAFT homepage, which will lead you to the Waste module knowledge guides.
I handle Hazardous Waste in my lab. Which training programs are required?
If you mange or generate hazardous waste in your lab, shop or studio, then you are required to complete the Hazardous Waste Management course hosted on the BioRAFT platform. The initial course is a classroom session with hands-on activities. The refresher is online, and required annually.
Who do I contact to pickup Universal Waste?
Visit ECOSfor inquiries regarding all other types of waste.