Environmental Health and Safety manages the disposal of chemical and biological waste from NYU facilities, in accordance with federal, state and local regulations. There are specific procedures for handling, storage and disposal for different types of waste and different areas of the University. Please choose from the list below for further information on handling and disposal of waste from your area.
Art Department Waste
Art areas can generate a number of different waste-streams and it all must be identified, handled, stored, and disposed of properly.
Regulated Medical Waste
Regulated medical waste includes agents infectious to humans and is regulated under federal, state, and/or local laws.
Computer and Electronic Waste
Computers and electronics contain toxic materials and must be disposed of properly following NYU's three step process.
Dental Clinic Waste
Waste materials are routinely generated in dental clinics including hazardous and regulated medical wastes. These materials that must be disposed of properly.
Housing Facilities Waste
Waste materials generated in student and faculty housing must be identified and disposed of in the proper manner.
The Radiation Safety Department is based in NYU Medical School and serves as an institutional resource for all components of New York University.
NYU has a mixed recycling systems that accepts all plastics, glass, metals, and paper in one bin.
Environmental Health and Safety provides waste management labels that can be printed or downloaded online.
Waste Pick-Up Schedules
Schedules of chemical and universal waste pick-ups for the Washington Square campus, the College of Dentistry, and the Institute of Fine Arts.