Environmental Health and Safety

Waste Management

I. Purpose

Sound environmental stewardship includes protecting human health, as well as land, air, and water systems. Unless properly handled, stored, and disposed, hazardous waste can compromise these systems and endanger human health. Federal, state, and local governments have designed complex and comprehensive regulations to reduce hazards to individuals and minimize waste generation. In order to comply with these regulations, all generators of hazardous waste at Reed College must follow the procedures set forth in this policy.

II. Scope

All employees and students involved with the production of hazardous waste must use waste reduction, product substitution, and proper disposal methods to reduce exposure to hazardous materials, preserve the environment, and minimize waste disposal costs.

III. References

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 40 CFR 260-262, and 403.
  • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (OR-DEQ). Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR). Chapter 340, Divisions 100 to 113, 135, and 142.
  • City of Portland Administrative Rules 17.34.040.

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Contact us

EHS office
Report a safety concern, request information, request assistance, or simply let us know what's on your mind.

April Karr
Environmental Health & Safety Director

Cathy H. Young
Environmental Health & Safety Assistant Director

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