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Hazardous Waste Schedule

To achieve social distancing our EHS team members to the greatest extent possible are working remotely.

For Hazardous Waste Pick-up/Drop-offs this means the following.

  • The Waste Rooms remain closed for periodic drop-offs.
  • Hazardous waste is currently being managed as requested. If you require a pickup, please contact Mike Rotella at Please let him know your need as far in advance as possible and the types of materials and quantities anticipated.
  • Remember to properly store you waste in your labs and storage areas. This means containers must be:
    • Appropriate for the contents
    • Properly labeled
    • Kept closed
    • Stored properly
  • If your group possesses bulk waste drums and you anticipate exceeding 55 gallons, contact Mike Rotella at He will make then make a determination on any course of action.

Emergencies and Incidents

If you have a waste related incident such as a spill:

Emergencies spills or releases

An emergency spill is a spill that is large, unknown/uncharacterized, known to be highly dangerous, uncontrolled, or poses an immediate life-safety risk.

Call 911 (HazMat Emergency)

or 865-974-3111 for UT Police


A non-emergency spill is small, controlled, known/characterized, not posing an immediate risk to life-safety.

Contact EHS One-Call 865-974-9586 or submit your request through “LiveSafe – Report Other Issue – Lab Safety

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