Some of the waste generated in the University
Research Laboratories is regulated as Universal
Waste and cannot be discarded into the general
trash, instead it must be managed appropriately,
to protect the environment. These items are identified
below, along with guidelines for proper storage
Rechargeable batteries are to be collected in
laboratories and labeled with the Rutgers universal
This includes the following: Lead Acid, NiCad,
NiMH and Lithium batteries.
These waste materials are picked-up by REHS.
Use the link below for requesting a pick-up of
Currently REHS is not collecting non-rechargeable
alkaline batteries, these can be discarded in
the general trash.
Items such as computers, television, VCR's, stereos
and other items, which contain circuit boards,
are considered consumer electronics by the universal
Please contact Rutgers Material Services at (732)
445-2255 for the removal of these items.
Spent mercury containing thermostats are regulated
as universal waste. These items should be labeled
with the Rutgers universal waste label and stored
in a secure zip-lock bag. These waste materials
are picked-up by REHS. Use the link below for
requesting a pick-up of mercury containing thermostats.
and Other Electric Lamps
Spent fluorescent bulbs are managed by the facilities
maintenance department. These items are stored
in various locations throughout the University.
The following electric lamps are also regulated
as universal waste; high intensity discharge,
neon, mercury vapor, high-pressure sodium, and
metal halide lamps.
To request a pick up of spent fluorescent bulbs
or other regulated electronic lamps, please contact
the Facilities Maintenance Zone responsible for
Universal Waste Guidance [pdf]
Request for Hazardous Waste Disposal
Request for Hazardous Waste Disposal Form for Faxing
direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
or cal 848-445-2550