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The Division of Chemical Safety of the Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) has a Chemical Removal Program in place to safely remove unwanted chemicals from UIC laboratories, facilities, and the University of Illinois Hospital. Our trained staff is here to ensure UIC is a safe place to work and study by removing unwanted or unused chemicals from around campus.

EHSO provides resources, through training and our website, to assist in avoiding unsafe lab practices, protecting the environment, and complying with state and federal requirements. The Hazardous Waste Compliance Manager, Thomas Johnson, oversees all chemical removals, laboratory cleanouts, and delivers various trainings on lab safety and shipping of chemicals for research purposes. For specific questions on unwanted chemicals or concerns, please email or contact a Waste Specialist at 312-413-2436.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Printable “Unwanted Chemical Label” for Chemical Bottles

Printable “Unwanted Chemical Storage Area” Sign

Non-Hazardous Waste Label Template

Waste Pick-Up Request General Tutorial

Guidelines to dispose of Ethidium Bromide, Formalin, and Empty Chemical Containers